Azerbaijani prosecutor seeks 11-year prison term for mercenary who fought for Armenia in Karabakh war

The trial on the criminal case over Russian citizen Eduard Dubakov, who was attracted by Armenia to the battles in the Nagorno-Karabakh war against Azerbaijan, continues at the Baku Court on Grave Crimes.

During the trial chaired by Judge Samir Aliyev, a state prosecutor asked for an 11-year prison term for the accused person.

Speaking at the trial, the accused person's lawyer noted that although Dubakov took part in military exercises in the Azerbaijani territories formerly occupied by Armenia, he didn’t fight against the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan. The lawyer asked to take this into account as a mitigating fact.

The judge asked for time to give the last word to the accused person. The process will continue on July 22.

According to the indictment, Dubakov, having illegally visited the formerly occupied territories of Azerbaijan, participated in military exercises in the Kalbajar district.

In order to commit a provocation, on January 14, 2021, he came from Turkey to Baku, where he was detained as a result of an operation.

A criminal case was initiated under Articles 214-3.1 (terrorism, financing of terrorism), 218.2 (participation in a criminal union (organization), as well as participation in the association of organizers, leaders, and/or other representatives of organized groups), 318.2 (illegal crossing of the state border of Azerbaijan by prior conspiracy or in organized groups) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.


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