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Official 05 May 2021

15:30

The investigation into the criminal case of a Lebanese mercenary terrorist has been completed

Under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev, the Victory, which has become a celebration of the power of our people and our national pride, was achieved during the 44-day Patriotic War for the liberation of the territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the restoration of its territorial integrity.

Realizing that being able to stand up to our armed forces will be impossible, the military-political leadership of the Republic of Armenia, in gross violation of the basic norms and principles of international law, has committed numerous provocations against our army and civilians using mercenaries in the armed forces.

The investigation on the criminal case, initiated by the Main Investigation Department of the State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan under the relevant articles of the Criminal Code upon the fact of participation of Euljekjian Vicken Abraham, a citizen of the Republic of Lebanon, and others in terrorist activities against the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan as mercenaries joined in an organized group in exchange for remuneration, has been completed.

The investigation revealed that Euljekjian Vicken Abraham, born in 1979, a citizen of the Republic of Lebanon, a resident of Beirut, accepted the offer of Hovak Kikia, a citizen of the Republic of Lebanon, on September 29, 2020 to participate in military operations in the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan as a mercenary in exchange for a material reward of $ 2,500, and for this purpose, on the same day, in an organized group with other persons, deliberately crossed the protected state border of the Republic of Azerbaijan from the territory of Armenia outside the checkpoints and arrived in the territories where other mercenaries were also present.

Vicken Euljekjian and other persons fighting as mercenaries in exchange for material rewards also took part in terrorist activities against the citizens and the Army of the Republic of Azerbaijan, using firearms, ammunition and spare parts illegally acquired by taking part in illegal armed formations.

Vicken Euljekjian was charged under Article 114.3 (participation of a mercenary in a military conflict or military operation), Article 214.2.1 (terrorism committed by a group of persons, an organized group or a criminal organization) and Article 318.2 (illegal crossing of the state border of the Republic of Azerbaijan) and other articles of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan and was remanded in custody by a court decision.

On 05.05.2021, the indictment on the criminal case was approved and sent to court for consideration.

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