ArmInfo. The show-trial against the citizen of Armenia Karen Ghazaryan, who was captured in Azerbaijan, continues.
Thus, the Ganja Serious Crimes Court, chaired by Judge Keramet Aliyev, continues the ''Show-trial'' of Ghazarian, who is represented in Azerbaijan as a "saboteur".
Ghazaryan is charged under articles: 29,120.2.12 (attempted murder on a national basis), 29,120.2.7 (attempted murder of two or more persons), 120.2.11 (attempted murder in connection with robbery, extortion and terrorism), 29,120.2.5 (attempted murder for personal gain or by request), 29,120.2.1 (attempted murder committed by a group of individuals), 206.3.2 (smuggling committed by a group of individuals), 214.2.1 (terrorism committed by a group of individuals), 214-3.1 (teaching for terrorism), 214.2.3 (terrorism with firearms), 29,282.1 (attempted provocation), 228.1 (illegal carrying of firearms), 276 (espionage) and 318.2 (illegal crossing of the state border of Azerbaijan) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. To recall, on July 15, Karen Ghazaryan entered the territory of Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani side announced about "preventing attempts of sabotage penetration", as well as the capture of a soldier Karen Ghazaryan (born in 1984). Spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan said that Karen Ghazaryan does not serve and has never served in the army. However, this did not prevent Azerbaijan from declaring Ghazaryan a "saboteur" and starting a trial.
The trial against Ghazaryan caused indignation of Ghazaryan's relatives. In this regard, on November 17- 18, Ghazaryan's relatives, as well as his fellow villagers blocked the road, demanding that the authorities return Karen Ghazaryan from Azerbaijani captivity.
Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, referring to this issue during today's meeting with journalists, stated that he is ready to meet with relatives of Berdavan Karen Ghazaryan, who is in Azerbaijan's captivity. He said that he received an appeal from the relatives of Ghazaryan with a request for a meeting and ordered it to be organized. "My wife visited the family twice. The question never went unnoticed. But the action held the other day raises questions, against whom is it directed? If it against the Azerbaijani authorities, then why did it take to block the road, the closure of which is one of the strategic goals of Azerbaijan? Because they think that not enough attention was paid to the problem, why did the prime minister's wife visit the family twice, and was there a precedent when the family in such a situation gets such attention? Should increase efforts, then you need to understand whether the process should meet the interests of Armenia, or you can demand a solution to the issue at any cost, and still, how will society react and what will be the assessment? That's a tricky one, "Pashinyan said, recalling that in Azerbaijan Another Armenian citizen Zaven Karapetyan is located (the official report about the capture is dated July 2017). "Why are they not blocking the roads because of him? Because is he an orphan? We follow this logic?" Pashinyan asked.
Acting Prime Minister said that the Azerbaijani side proposes to change "all for all". ''Should we go for it? And we asked the families of those killed. During the terrorist infiltration of Hasan Hasanov, Dilham Askerov (sentenced to life by the NKR court) and Shahbaz Guliyev (sentenced to 20 years in prison by the NKR court) two people were killed, including an 18-year-old boy. That is, to return to Azerbaijan two of Ramil Safarov? I understand and respect the tragedy of the Ghazarian family. But I am saying directly - it is incomprehensible to me to block the road to Georgia. That is, is there something that we could have done and not done? This is a misunderstanding of the situation. The prime minister and the government are obliged to think equally about both,",Pashinyan stressed.