A court in Baku on Friday sentenced another 13 Armenian prisoners of war to six years in prison after staging sham trials. This follows the sentencing of 13 other POWs on Thursday.
The POWs sentence on Friday were: Rafik Karapetyan, Gurgen Goloyan, Hrayr Tadevosyan, Vagharshak Maloyan, Sasun Yeghiazaryan, Arsen Vardanyan, Vahagn Bakhrikyan, Sedrak Soghomonyan, Armen Dilanyan, Manuk Martonyan, Mels Ambardanyan, Andranik Mikayelyan and Felix Grigoryan.
The court also ruled that upon serving the sentence, the POWs will be immediately returned—or extradited—to Armenia.
The presiding judge made the ruling bringing various charges, including terrorism, illegal transfer and sale of arms as well as being part of “armed groups.”
The POWs sentenced on Thursday were Haykaz Koryuni Hovhannisyan, Varazdat Anushavan Manukyan, Davit Stepan Stepanyan, Levon Ashot Tosunyan, Arthur Eduard Baghdasaryan, Serob Suren Avagyan, Varazdat Harutyunyan, Zhora Vano Manukyan, Hrayr Hrach Gerabyan, Narek Gasparyan, Grigor Kiureghyan, Ashot Artak Gevorkyan and Martin Mushegh Aghramanyan.
Earlier this month 14 other POWs were sentenced to serve fours years to six months in prison.
The harshest sentence thus far handed down by an Azerbaijani court in its fraudulent trials was to Lebanese-Armenian Vicken Euljekjian, who was given a 20-year sentence.