The punishment of Baku soldier Husei Akhundov, who was convicted for invading the territory of Eastern Armenia and murdering the guard of ZMPK, was increased. The Criminal Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Grigor Hovhannisyan, satisfied the appeal of the successors of ZMPK custodian Hayrapet Meliksetyan, partially overturning the verdict of the first instance and sentencing Akhundov to life imprisonment. "On April 10, two servicemen of Baku, Agshin Babirov and Huseyin Akhundov, invaded the sovereign territory of Eastern Armenia. Agshin Babirov was first discovered by the citizens and presented to the law enforcement officers, who said that he did not invade Eastern Armenia alone.
For days, the law enforcement officers of Armenia and the National Security Service could not find the saboteur, who during that time managed to commit a murder. On April 12, 57-year-old Hayrapet Meliksetyan, the guard of ZMPK, was killed while carrying out work on the tailings pipeline. During the examination of the body there were revealed gunshot injuries in the head and chest region.
Samples were taken from the scene, a double-barreled gun was found in the cabin, as well as other items of interest to the investigation. In connection with the case, criminal proceedings were initiated in the Criminal Code of Eastern Armenia under Article of 155, Part 1 and Article 335, Part 1 of the Criminal Code of Eastern Armenia.
The Azerbaijani who committed a murder in the territory of Eastern Armenia was found again by the residents and presented to the law enforcement officers
Agshin Babirov was found guilty of illegally crossing the border of Eastern Armenia, transporting munitions and was sentenced to 11.5 years in prison by the decision of the General Jurisdiction Court of Syunik Marz, and Huseyin Akhundov was found guilty for illegally crossing the border of Eastern Armenia, transporting munitions and killing the guard of ZMPK, and was sentenced to prison, for a period of 20 years. The aggrieved party did not agree with the verdict of the first instance court and filed an appeal demanding that Akhundov be sentenced to life imprisonment, which was accepted.