Kidnapped Armenian servicemen sentenced to 11 years and 6 months in Azerbaijan 

  • by Western Armenia, July 08, 2023 in Politics

Armenian servicemen abducted by Azerbaijan have been sentenced to 11 years and 6 months in prison in another mock trial held in Azerbaijan. As reported by "Armenpress," this information comes from Azerbaijani media. During yesterday's hearing, the prosecutor requested a 12-year imprisonment for the Armenian servicemen. Azerbaijan has levied fabricated charges against these Armenian servicemen, who were kidnapped from the sovereign territory of Armenia by the Azerbaijani military. They have been accused of crossing the state border and preparing serious crimes.

Armenian Armed Forces servicemen Harutyun Hovagimyan and Karen Ghazaryan were abducted by Azerbaijani saboteurs on May 26 while returning from delivering food to positions. According to the report from the Armenian Investigative Committee, an armed enemy group crossed the Armenian border and abducted the Armenian servicemen.