Baku Says No Legal Basis for Artsakh to Try Azeri Commandos

One of the captured Azeri insurgents, Dilham Askerov, with weapons found on the persons of the three Azeri commandos who carried out an armed incursion into Karvachar

BAKU—The Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared Wednesday that Nagorno Karabakh has no legal basis on which to prosecute two Azerbaijani citizens detained three months ago, referring to Shahbaz Guliyev and Dilham Askerov, who entered the town of Karvachar in July, killing one Armenian.

The third saboteur, Hasan Hasanov, was killed and his body was handed over to Baku earlier last month.

The actions of the infiltrating group left an underage resident of Karvachar killed and a woman wounded.

Azerbaijan continues to insist that the members of the group had “arrived” in Nagorno Karabakh to visit the graves of their relatives.

Artsakh Defense Army commander Movses Hakobyan promised in August that the captives would be tried according to Artsakh’s laws. “We’re dealing with a specially trained group, they will be charged according to the laws of the NKR,” Hakobyan was reported as saying by Armenpress.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic is set to begin the indictment process soon.


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  1. Norin said:

    I guess capital murder is not a crime in Azerbaboonjan hence the statement of “no legal ground” for head two murderers.

    The reality is these the NKR authorities have very legal ground to convict these two would be cretins, and I would urge the use of the death penalty if applicable under NKR laws.

    These two clowns will long be remembered as great examples of what happens when you shed Armenian blood on our own land in Artsakh.

    Ramil Savarof, we have not forgotten about you, your day is coming!!!



  3. art said:

    There is legal basis. They should just know something about law before making statements. First Artsach has the right of self determination no mater or Azeries want it or not. As does Azerbaijan has the right to not recognize it. Which means Artsach have all so the supreme right to implement their laws within their jurisdiction. Secondly, it doesn’t mater where you kill people in peacetime, since that is a violation of Universal Human rights. Sined by almost all the countries in the world including Azerbaijan

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