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Baku court sentences reservist Gagik Voskanyan to 18 years in prison

Baku court sentences reservist Gagik Voskanyan to 18 years in prison
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 7, ARMENPRESS. A trial in the criminal case of an Armenian reservist Gagik Voskanyan, detained in Karvachar, was held in a Baku court on Thursday.

According to the Azerbaijani media, the verdict was read after the court session.

The court sentenced Voskanyan to 18 years in prison on false and fabricated charges.

On August 16,  an Armenian reservist Gagik Voskanyan, according to preliminary data, voluntarily left the combat position. Search operations were underway to find him.

Later, the Azerbaijani side announced that they had arrested an Armenian soldier. The Azerbaijani side spread disinformation, claiming that there had been a subversive infiltration attempt.

The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia presented a video showing how a group of soldiers of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces approached reservist Gagik Voskanyan, spoke to him then arrested and transported him to an unknown destination by car.

Baku accuses him of a number of crimes, from illegal border crossing to terrorism.







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