A court in Azerbaijan sentenced Russian Eduard Dubakov, who fought on the side of the Armed Forces (AF) of Armenia, to 10 years in a strict regime colony. Telegram channel “Sputnik Armenia” informs about it.
The man was accused of several articles of the criminal code at once, including terrorism, its financing, illegal border crossing and participation in a criminal community. The prosecutor’s office requested 11 years of imprisonment for the Russian. After serving his sentence, he will be deported to his homeland.
It is noted that Dubakov refused to plead guilty throughout the entire process. He insisted that he participated only in the exercises of the Armenian troops, and did not fight against the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan. Before sentencing, he stressed that he believes in the fairness of the trial and hopes for a positive outcome of the case.
In June, the Baku court already read out the verdict to another foreigner accused of terrorist activities against Azerbaijan. By a court decision, Lebanese citizen Viken Eulcekjian was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The Lebanese mercenary will spend the first five years in prison, and the remainder of the term will be served in a maximum security correctional facility.