YEREVAN (News.am)—Armenia’s Prosecutor General confirmed that three Armenians have been detained for allegedly spying for Azerbaijan and have been charged with high treason. Another three have been accused of having knowledge and not reporting the alleged collaboration with Azeri intelligence service.
The Prosecutor General’s office reported K. Mehrabyan, R. Matevosyan and A. Chtrkyan allegedly were recruited by officers of Azerbaijan’s intelligence service during a visit to Turkey.
The three were asked to collaborate with Azeri intelligence services in exchange for payment. The prosecutor’s office reported that the three were asked to provide information about the armed forces of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
The prosecutor’s office also reported that Armenian citizens K. Petrosyan, A. Avetikyan, and D. Avetikyan were aware that K. Mehrabyan allegedly had agreed to find the required information and transfer it to Azerbaijani officers in exchange for payment. The three did not inform Armenian law enforcement about the latter’s alleged collusion.