The trial on the criminal case of Gagik Ashotovich Voskanyan, an Armenian saboteur detained in Kalbajar, has been held.

The verdict was read out on December 7 at the trial in Sabunchu District Court presided over by Ganja Serious Crimes Court Judge Abdulla Mammadov after a meeting, APA reports.

The court sentenced Voskanyan Gagik Ashotovich to 18 years in prison.

On August 16, 2023, members of the Armenian armed formations illegally crossed the state border of the Republic of Azerbaijan with firearms and ammunition, intending to violate Azerbaijan’s public security, inciting national enmity, causing harm to people’s health, and destroying important property. They opened fire with firearms on Azerbaijani servicemen in the territory of Istisu village in Azerbaijan’s Kalbajar district. A member of the sabotage organization was apprehended by Azerbaijani Armed Forces personnel, with weapons and ammunition being taken from him.

Gagik Voskanyan is charged under articles 206.3.2 (smuggling of firearms and ammunition by a group of persons by prior agreement), 214.2.1, 214.2.3 (terrorism committed with the use of firearms by a group of persons by prior agreement), 228.2. 1 (illegal acquisition, transportation, storage of firearms by a group of persons by prior conspiracy), 283.2.1 (committing with the use of force actions knowingly aimed at inciting ethnic hatred) and 318.2 (illegal crossing of the state border of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the use of force by a group of persons by prior conspiracy) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.