Azerbaijan: Four sentenced in Baku for terrorism, high treason
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||3 December 2012|
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December 03, 2012
By RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service
BAKU – Four men have been sentenced for terrorism and high treason in Baku.
The four Azerbaijani citizens were found guilty of plotting attacks on the eve of the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku in May and of having links with members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps.
They were sentenced to prison terms of between 12 and 14 years.
The four went on trial in mid-November.
Official media previously reported that some 40 members of an alleged armed terrorist group were arrested in raids in Azerbaijan earlier this year.
Several suspects have gone on trial in Azerbaijan in recent months for allegedly cooperating with Iran's secret service.
With reporting by trend.az