STEPANAKERT — Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross visited the two Azerbaijan national Shahbaz Guliyev and Dilham Askerov in Stepanakert, who are imprisoned in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic . Communication Programs Director of the ICRC Yerevan Office Zara Amatuni confirmed the news to Public Radio of Armenia. ICRC representatives conveyed information about their families.

Askerov and Guliyev are convicted under Articles 7 and 5 of the Criminal Code of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. They were accused of kidnapping and violence against a minor, murder committed by an organized group motivated by ethnic hatred, espionage, unauthorized border trespass, carrying artillery weapons.

The Azeri saboteurs crossed the NKR border in July, 2014. The third commando, Hasan Hasanov, was killed, and his body was handed over to Baku.

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

The First Instance Court of General Jurisdiction sentenced Dilham Askerov to life imprisonment, and Shahbaz Guliyev to 22 years in jail. The Court of Appeals later upheld the verdict.

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