Baku settlement’s Council of Elders head accused of high treason (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 7
Natig Karimov, the Chairman of the Council of Elders of Baku's Nardaran settlement, was detained as a suspect under Article 274 of the Criminal Code of the Azerbaijan Republic (high treason), the Azerbaijani State Security Service told Trend Jan. 7.
A preventive measure in the form of arrest was chosen against Karimov upon the court verdict.
The State Security Service took the investigative actions. As a result, it was revealed that Natig Karimov, the Azerbaijani citizen, the resident of Nardaran settlement of Baku's Sabunchu district secretly cooperated with the foreign intelligence services. Karimov has been carrying out their orders for a long time. He was involved in espionage for foreign countries in prejudice of the state security of Azerbaijan.
Currently, the investigative actions are underway.