Azerbaijan’s State Security Service detains couple accused of spying
- 30 July 2020
As a result of counter-intelligence measures and investigative actions conducted by the State Security Service, the grounded suspicions have been determined in regard to treason against the state in the form of espionage by the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan - Abbasguliyev Habib Abil and his wife Abbasguliyeva Lamiya Elkhan, APA reports citing the website of the SSS.
It has been determined that Habib Abbasguliyev and Lamiya Abbasguliyeva involved in confidential collaboration in exchange for satisfaction of their material interests by a foreign intelligence agency functioning to the detriment of state security of the Republic of Azerbaijan, based on the tasks assigned at the confidential meetings held with representatives the foreign intelligence agency on territory of various countries, regularly collected and presented to them the information representing state secret and other types of information.
Habib Abbasguliyev and Lamiya Abbasguliyeva have been brought to criminal responsibility on the grounds of clause 274 (treason against the state) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the remand in custody measure has been chosen in regard to them by court’s decision.
The necessary investigative measures and the operational and search measures for this criminal case are being continued.