Azerbaijan’s State Security Service: Armenian citizen Davit Manukyan arrested on charges of committing terrorist crimes
Baku, September 29, AZERTAC
“Armenian citizen Davit Manukyan has been arrested on charges of committing numerous terrorist crimes in Karabakh,” said the press service of Azerbaijan’s State Security Service.
The preliminary investigation launched by Azerbaijan’s State Security Service into numerous acts of terrorism resulting in the death of people, committed by the illegal Armenian armed formations in the territories of Azerbaijan, where the Russian peacekeepers are temporarily stationed, is currently underway.
Based on the collected evidence, reasonable suspicions have arisen that Davit Azati Manukyan, born in 1971, currently a citizen of the Republic of Armenia, committed the criminal acts under Articles 214.2.1, 214.2.2, 214.2.3 (Terrorism committed by organized group), 228.3 (Illegal purchase, transfer, selling, storage, transportation or carrying of fire-arms, accessories to it, supplies), 279.3 (Creation of armed formations or groups, not provided by the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic), and 318.1 (illegal crossing of the state border of the Azerbaijan Republic) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
According to the accusation brought against him, despite the fact that the Trilateral statement of November 10, 2020 envisaged the withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the territories of Azerbaijan, Davit Manukyan, born and registered citizen of the Republic of Armenia, a military officer of the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia with the rank of major general, has continued to commit criminal acts in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan as the so-called “First Deputy Commander of the Defense Army of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh” and participated in the organization of the activities of the illegal armed formations in the territory of Azerbaijan, supplying them with weapons, ammunition, explosives and devices over the past period.
At the same time, Davit Manukyan, with the help of the relevant terrorist groups, participated in the organization of terrorist acts accompanied by dangerous explosions, arsons or other actions posing a threat of death of people, damage to their health, property or other socially dangerous consequences in order to breach public security, spread panic among the population in Azerbaijan and influence the decision making of the state authorities and international organizations.
Davit Manukyan was detained on September 27, 2023, for the illegal acts he committed, brought to criminal responsibility, and sentenced to pre-trial detention by the court order.
Currently, investigative and operational measures on the criminal case are underway.