Armenian scout captured in Aghdam to stand trial on April 7

Baku: The preliminary trial of the Armenian scout Bagdasaryan Arsen Edwardovich, who crossed the Aghdam part of the contact line of troops on 26 December 2014 and was captured by the Azerbaijani soldiers, will be held by the Ganja Court of Grave Crimes on April 7 at 10:00 am.

The case of the Armenian scout will be considered by judge Elbey Allahverdiyev.

The Military Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement that on 26 December 2014, professional serviceman Bagdasaryan Arsen Edwardovich, who is a member of an Armenian reconnaissance-sabotage group that had crossed the Aghdam part of the contact line of troops near, was captured by Azerbaijani servicemen. The Military Prosecutor’s Office launched a criminal case under the Criminal Code’s articles 29,120.2.7, 29,120.2.12 and 29,282.2.

The investigation into the fact discovered that senior sergeant A.E. Bagdasaryan who underwent special training in Armenia has served under contract as the first platoon commander of the reconnaissance detachment at military unit 49971 under an armed criminal formation located in the Azerbaijani district of Aghdere occupied by Armenian armed forces. He was instructed by the commander of the military unit (he has been identified) to kill Azerbaijani citizens with the intention of national hostility and hatred, and to cross to the defense positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces to place mines in order to cause explosions in the trenches with the purpose of damaging Azerbaijan’s defense capabilities. On this purpose, Bagdasaryan alongside other members of the criminal group (their names has been identified) crossed the contact line of troops in a secrete way at around 3:00 PM 26 Dec. 2014. They are convicted of placing 3 of the 7 Fugas antipersonnel mines he had in the trench paths frequently used by Azerbaijani soldiers. Thanks to the Azerbaijani soldiers’ vigilance, Bagdasaryan was captured on his way back, and mines neutralized.

Necessary investigative measures were then taken, the knife and other items seized from Bagdasaryan as well as one of the mine placed in the ground and the place were two of the mines were neutralized by exploding inspected, forensic medical, complex forensic psychiatric and psychological, etc. examination conducted, witnesses questioned.

Bagdasaryan faced charges under the Criminal Code’s articles #218.2 (participation in criminal community), 29,120.2.1 (attempt to a deliberate murder by group of persons, on preliminary arrangement by group of persons, by organized group or criminal community), 29,120.2.7 (attempt to a deliberate murder of two or more persons), 29,120.2.12 (attempt to a deliberate murder on motive of national, racial, religious hatred or enmity), 29,282.2 (attempt to commitment of explosion, arson or other actions directed on destruction or damage of enterprises, constructions, means of communication, means of message and communication, objects of life-support of a population with a view of undermining defensibility and economic safety of the Azerbaijan Republic) and was sentenced to pretrial detention.

The Republican Military Prosecutor’s Office continues preliminary investigation of the case, legal actions will be taken depending on the results.

SOURCE: Azeri-Press News Agency