Lebanon citizen attempting to blow up Israeli embassy to Azerbaijan tells about contacts with Hezbollah
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 8 / Trend G. Bahirov /
Lebanon citizen accused of attempt to blow up Israeli embassy in Azerbaijan and Gabala radiolocation station gave evidence on contacts with Hezbollah and Sepah (Army of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution) in the court on July 8.
Two people accused on state treason, preparation of terror act, espionage and other articles (totally 13 arcticles) - Karaki Ali Muhammad and Najmeddin Ali Hussein are citizens of Lebanon, the rest four people - Javid Mammadov, Vidadi Rasulov, Mushfig Amanov and Afgan Balashov - citizens of Azerbaijan.
They were detained in May 2008. While detaining Lebanese citizens, 2 false Iran's passports were revealed.
Karaki Ali Muhammad and Najmeddin Ali Hussein were trained by heads of terror organizations Hezbollah and Al-Qaida. They arrived in Azerbaijan and must have blown up Israeli embassy to Azerbaijan and Gabala radiolocation station in accordance with order of terror organizations.
Accused Azerbaijani citizens must have assisted them.
Lebanese citizen Ali Hussein admitted that he sympathized with Hezbollah's ideas. His first meeting with the organization was held in Bir-al-Aabad mosque in 1985, Ali Hussein said. Afterwards, he repeatedly met with members of terror organization. The first military trainings of Ali Hussein with members of group were held in 1986. He participated in battles against Israeli army in 1993-2006. According to accused, he arrived in Iran upon order of one of heads of the organization Haji Abbas in 2007. He met with head of Sepah organization. Ali Hussein was charged with controlling over Israeli embassy in Azerbaijan, collect information about those who enters and leaves the embassy. Ali Hussein got $15,000 for these services.
"Sepah members said that several Iran's citizens are connected with Israeli embassy to Azerbaijan and regularly meet there. I rented a flat in front of the Israeli embassy situated in Hayat Park and looking through binoculars observed people entering the building," accused said.
Ali Hussein was detained by employees of national security agencies.
He did not admit himself guilty.
Four accused Azerbaijani citizens refused from giving evidence at closed process. They called for open trial.
Process continues by evidence of witnesses.
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