Azerbaijan puts former Karabakh leader in pre-trial detention

Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan) (AFP) – Azerbaijani security forces escort former Nagorno-Karabakh separatist leader, Ruben Vardanyan, as he is placed in pre-trial detention. On September 28, a Baku court charged Vardanyan with financing terrorism and creating an illegal armed organisation, for which the 55-year-old could be jailed for up to 14 years. Vardanyan headed the disputed region between November 2022 and February 2023.


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