Azerbaijan Accuses Artsakh Resident of Participating in "Khojalu Pogrom"
Azerbaijan has accused Artsakh resident Rashid Beglaryan, who was detained by Azerbaijani security forces after he illegally crossed a section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border on August 1, of committing ethnic cleansing in Karabakh’s Khojaly region in December 1991.
Azerbaijan’s State Border Guard Service claims Beglaryan admitted his guilt and showed in detail the places where criminal actions were allegedly committed against the Azerbaijani civilian population.
An Azerbaijani court, on November 7, sentenced Vagif Khachatryan to fifteen years in prison on a similar charge.
Khachatryan was detained by Azerbaijan border guards on July 29 along the Lachin Corridor as he was being transferred to Armenia for medical treatment.