Baku. Shahriyar Alizade – APA. Baku Court of Appeal considered on Saturday appeals filed Rufan Aghjabeyov and Vladimir Marfin who are accused of fighting in the ranks of the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh).
The court rejected the appeals.
Earlier, Baku Court of Grave Crimes had sentenced Aghjabeyov 13 years and Marfin 14.5 years in prison.
The two had been detained in an operation conducted by the liquidated Ministry of National Security. They were accused of fighting in the ranks of Islamic State, Nusra Front, Jund al-Sham, and other terrorist organizations in the years 2013 to 2015.
Rufan’s brother, Urfan Aghjabeyov, was killed in Syria. Azerbaijani law enforcement agencies had issued international arrest warrant for him. Both brothers are veterans of the Karabakh War.