One of the two Armenian saboteurs Arsen Bagdasaryan, detained by Azerbaijan, is still in detention, Eldar Samadov, deputy head of work group of Azerbaijan’s State Commission for Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons, told reporters in Baku on November 28.
He was answering the question about Bagdasaryan's whereabouts.
He was arrested for committing a crime on the contact line, Samadov said.
The official went on to say that Bagdasaryan is not a prisoner of war, because he was arrested under a court decision.
Bagdasaryan, a professional military man and a member of the intelligence-provocation group of the Armenian armed forces, crossed the line of contact of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops in the direction of Aghdam district on Dec. 26, 2014.
He was detained by servicemen of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces and handed over to the law enforcement agencies. Following that, a criminal case was initiated at the Azerbaijani Military Prosecutor’s Office.
Bagdasaryan was charged under articles 218.2, 29,120.2.1, 29,120.2.7, 29,120.2.12, 29,282.2 of the Criminal Code and the criminal case was sent to the court in order to complete the investigation.
Crimes committed by Bagdasaryan were fully proved during the trial and he was sentenced to a worthy and fair punishment.
Samadov further said that certain work is being carried out together with international organizations with regard to the other detainee, Zaver Karapetyan.
“He is still detained in Azerbaijan,” said Samadov adding that detention conditions comply with all international norms and standards.
International organizations can visit him at any time in line with humanitarian law, he noted.
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