Azerbaijan, Baku, November 7, /Trend/
Citizen of Uzbekistan Zamirzhon Otazhonov, who was accused of espionage by the Armenian intelligence, intends to file a lawsuit in an international court for defamation and violation of his rights on the territory of Armenia.
"The information spread by the Armenian Ministry of National Security on the alleged detection and prevention of provocations of the special services of Azerbaijan, which I supposedly should execute, is a lie," citizen of Uzbekistan, a Tajik by nationality Zamirzhon Otazhonov said during the press conference at Trend.
The National Security of Armenia previously spread the information about alleged identified and prevented provocations of Azerbaijani Special Forces. According to the information, Uzbek citizen Zamirzhon Otazhonov (born in 1979) addressed to the law enforcement bodies of Armenia and said that he is ready to carry out terrorist acts in Baku for $20,000. Otazhonov said that he worked in a construction company in Baku in 2012, the management of which refused to pay for work, and since then, he hates the Azerbaijanis. As further stated in the information of the Armenian Ministry of national Security, the operative investigations revealed that Otazhanov addressed to law enforcement bodies of Armenia by order of the Azerbaijani special services and his offer is a provocation.
Otazhonov arrived in Azerbaijan from Russia and addressed to the law enforcement agencies of Azerbaijan, announced his intention to refute biased and unfounded accusations of the Armenian Ministry of National Security against him, after the spread of the false information in the media.
Otazhonov said that he was in Georgia on Oct. 24, where he was treated. From there he was to fly to Russia. However, it was proposed to fly through Yerevan as there were no tickets to Tbilisi. He agreed because a ticket was cheap. After he arrived he was immediately detained by the Armenian special services. They took him to a building of the National Security Ministry and urged him to explain his visit to Azerbaijan indicated in his passport. Otazhanov explained that his wife is an Azerbaijani citizen and he often earns money in this country.
Otazhonov added that he was tortured, starved and beaten by the Armenian special services. They urged him to recognize that he is cooperating with the Azerbaijani special services and arrived in Yerevan on their order.
Otherwise, the Armenian special services threatened to arrest him. They added that nobody will help him in Armenia.
"On the third day some individuals returned my passport and things and asked to sign a document, written in the Armenian language," he said. When I refused, they began beating me and forced me to sign."
Afterwards, Otazhonov was released and taken by car to the Georgian border.
"The individuals took my $ 450, which I had before my arrest," he said. "Somehow, I went to Tbilisi, took money from my friends to buy a ticket to Ufa."
Otazhonov learned about the accusations in one of the social networks, decided to come to Baku and tell the truth.
"I have never cooperated with the Azerbaijani special services," he said. "Azerbaijan is my second motherland. My wife is a citizen of this country. All charges of Armenian special services are nothing but a lie."
He added that he still did not understand the motives of his detention in Armenia, or why he was released, rather than sentenced if he really was guilty, as the Armenian special services claimed.