Azerbaijan arrests 10 citizens who fought in Syria

Azerbaijan arrests 10 citizens who fought in Syria
# 07 January 2015 13:17 (UTC +04:00)

Baku – APA. As a result of search operations carried out by the Ministry of National Security, Azerbaijani citizens – Mustafayev Elkhan Isa oghlu, Rasulov Bahruz Aydin oghlu, Azizov Kamran Iltifat oghlu, Alikhanov Nadir Mahir oghlu, Shahbazi Bakhtiyar Imriz oghlu, Shahbazi Bahruz Bakhtiyar oghlu, Mahammadzade Sadig Yadigar oghlu, Hajiyev Rahim Sadi oghlu, Sultani Vidadi Saleh oghlu and Aslanov Ramil Urfan oghlu - have been detained over creation of armed formations or groups, which are not provided by the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic, and also participation in their creation and activity, supplying them by weapon, ammunition, explosives, military engineering or military equipment, as well as other illegal acts.

The Main Investigation Department of the Ministry of National Security launched criminal cases on the facts under articles #12.1, 279.1 (Creation of armed formations or groups, which are not provided by the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic, and also participation in their creation and activity, supplying them by weapon, ammunition,

explosives, military engineering or military equipment) and 28, 283-1.3 of the Criminal Code, the ministry’s Public Relations Center told APA. The court sentenced the convicts to pre-trial detention.

Investigations made it clear that Elkhan Mustafayev, Bahruz Rasulov, Kamran Azizov, Nadir Alikhanov, Bakhtiyar Shahbazi and his son, Bahruz Shahbazi, 1985, as well as Sadiq Mammadzadeh, Vidadi Sultanli, and Ramil Aslanov illegally entered into the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic in 2014, underwent radical religious and military trainings within illegal armed groups which are not defined by laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and learned shooting different types of firearms.

After trainings, they have participated in the activities of armed groups which are not defined by either the Syrian Arab Republic or the Republic of Azerbaijan in the territory of this country.

Investigative measures are underway to discover all details of the criminal cases and find other participants of these illegal actions.

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