Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 5 / Trend H.Bagirov /
An Azerbaijani court has considered appeals of the Azerbaijani citizens participating in trainings of illegal military units abroad.
Today the Shirvan Region Appeal Court partially granted the appeals of the accused.
Under the court's decision, the prison terms of Araz Kangarli and Telman Isayev decreased to one year and six months. The court kept the same sentence on other accused in force.
Earlier, the Heinous Crimes Court sentenced Shakir Khanbutov to one year and six months imprisonment, Araz Kangarli and Telman Isayev - two years and six months, and Tural Sultanov - two years.
The other accused Jahangir Bagirov, Eyyub Zeynalov, Seymur Ahadov, Emil Mirzayev, Jeyhun Sadigov, Shahin Mukhtarov, Kabir Valibayov, Rovshan Pashayev and Vugar Vakilov to six months imprisonment and released them from the court hall.
The accused, regularly visited Afghanistan and Pakistan to participate in trainings held in military camps of those countries beginning from 2008. They fought against the forces of the military coalition in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including Azerbaijani contingent. Accused people returned to Azerbaijan after participation in fights on the side of Afghanistan and Pakistan. In January 2009, the National Security Ministry arrested them.
The detained people are accused on Articles 279.1 (establishment of armed units or groups unspecified by the Azerbaijani legislation, as well as participation in their establishment and activity, provision with arms, ammunition, explosives, military equipment or military equipment) and 318 (illegal crossing of state borders of the Azerbaijani Republic) of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code.
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