3 Armenians Arrested for Spying
YEREVAN—Armenia’s National Security Service reported Tuesday that three people were arrested for allegedly sharing Armenian military information to the Azeri Special Services.
A female member of the Armenian Armed Forces was arrested along with two men in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, according to the NSS.
Armenia’s NSS said on Tuesday it had undeniable evidence that Mane Movsisyan, a 31-year-old resident of the town of Kapan who was an Army contractor at a military unit, in January 2012, before joining the Armed Forces, became acquainted with a employee of Azerbaijan’s special services based in Turkey. The man allegedly used the screen names “S. Dr,” “Seryan Dervisyan” and “Tigran Dervisyan” accounts in the Odnoklassniki, mail.ru Russian social media site and Facebook.
Movsisyan, according to the NSS Department of Investigations, continued her online correspondence with the mentioned accounts also after joining the Armed Forces, passing information containing military and service-related secrets that became available to her during her military service.
The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic NSS also arrested two persons on suspicion of committing similar crimes after being recruited by the aforementioned Azeri special service agent. One of the unidentified suspects is a member of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army. These cases are currently pending in a Karabakh court.