Azerbaijani court did not grant appeal of servicemen accused of high treason

Society Materials 4 June 2010 15:19 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 4 / Trend H.Bagirov /

An Azerbaijani court did not grant appeal of the servicemen accused of high treason and espionage.

The Baku Appeal Court did not grant the appeal of soldiers of the Azerbaijani Army's Military Unit No. Parviz Hamidov and Polad Gasimov.

The court dismissed the appeal and kept the Military Heinous Crimes Court's verdict in force.

Hamidov and Gasimov were found guilty of collaboration with the military intelligence of the Armenian armed forces and sentenced to 13 years imprisonment. They were charged under the Article 277 (Attempt on life of the state or public figure, and also representative of the foreign state, (a terrorist act), 338.1 (Infringement of rules on implementing fighting watch (fighting service) on duly detection and reflection of sudden attack on the Azerbaijan Republic or maintenance of its safety if this act could harm interests of safety of the state) and 276 (espionage) of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code.

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