Cases of 11 defendants in “Terter case” were returned to the prosecutor’s office

The cases of 11 convicts in the “Terter case” have been returned to the prosecutor’s office. This decision was made on November 5 by the Ganja military court. Lawyer Zabil Gakhramanov told Turan about this.

It is expected that in the coming days the same decision will be made with respect to 8 more defendants in this case.

On September 5, Prosecutor General Kamran Aliyev appealed to the Plenum of the Supreme Court with a request to review the sentences of 19 persons convicted in the “Terter case” (on charges of espionage in favor of Armenia).

On September 30, the Plenum of the Supreme Court sent the cases of 19 convicts in the “Terter case” for a new consideration by the Court of Appeal.

On November 2, the Ganja Court of Appeal decided to return the case to the court of first instance.

* After the April 2016 fighting in Azerbaijan, a group of military personnel was brought to the investigation.

The Prosecutor General’s Office, the State Security Service, the Ministry of Defense and the Interior Ministry in a joint statement claimed that the military were guilty of spying on Armenia. The public learned about the mass torture of detainees in May-June 2017 only in 2019.

According to human rights activists, more than 100 soldiers and officers were tortured, 25 soldiers were sentenced to long terms of imprisonment, at least 9 people died from torture.

Later, some of the convicts were acquitted, and the perpetrators of torture were arrested.

The process of rehabilitation of illegally convicted is ongoing. Recently, arrests of officers involved in torture and illegal investigation have been carried out.

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