Russian businessman German Sterligov put on int’l wanted list
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 28
Russian businessman German Sterligov has been put on the international wanted list, said the message from Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office July 28.
A preventive measure in the form of arrest was chosen against Sterligov upon the decision of the Nasimi District Court as there is sufficient evidence to charge him.
The National Central Bureau of Interpol in the Republic of Azerbaijan carries out necessary measures of detection and investigation to catch German Sterligov and involve him in the investigation, said the message.
The Investigation Department on Grave Crimes under the Prosecutor General's Office continues the investigation into the criminal case on German Sterligov, head of the Board of Directors of German Sterligov Group of Companies and others, who illegally crossed into the occupied territories avoiding checkpoints under articles 281.2 and 318.2 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan, said the message.
Russian businessman German Sterligov and his family members illegally visited Azerbaijani lands occupied by Armenia, Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office said earlier.
Moreover, in order to popularize the separatist regime at the international level, Sterligov held a press conference in Shusha July 13, 2015. He also posted information in the social network to support the "independence" of the separatist regime, thereby calling for violation of Azerbaijan's internationally recognized territorial integrity, illegal use of natural resources on the occupied lands, money laundering and so on.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.