Azerbaijan Soldier’s Trial to be Closed

Society Materials 19 April 2007 18:12 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / On 19 April, Judge Jamal Ramazanov presided over a preliminary session in the Court on Heinous Crimes of Azerbaijan with regards to the criminal case of Azerbaijan Army's Soldier, Vusal Garajayev. Mr. Garajayev was captured and held as a prisoner of war in Armenia.

The court case was scheduled for 30 April and the trial will continue but at the preliminary session it was decided the trial would be closed to the public.

A criminal case has been filed in the Investigation Department for Heinous Crimes against Garajayev in compliance with the article 274 (selling out the Mother-Land) and 338.1 (breaking rules of watch).

Mr. Garajayev, born in 1988 was drafted to military service last year by the Military Registration Office of the Balaken district of Azerbaijan. He had been taken as a prisoner of war by the Armenian military on 7 December in the territory of Agdam district and was released from captivity on 23 December.