Azerbaijan puts EAFJD head on Interpol wanted list for illegally visiting its occupied lands
- 21 February 2018
Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan has placed Kaspar Karampetian, head of the Belgian-based European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD), in Interpol’s wanted list.
He was declared wanted as part of the criminal case, the investigation of which is being carried out in the Investigation Department for Grave Crimes of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan, the Prosecutor General’s Office told APA.
Karampetian was accused of illegally crossing Azerbaijan’s state border through Armenia in 2014-2018 as part of an organized group and visiting Khankendi and other residential areas where he voiced appeals against Azerbaijan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to promote the “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” at an international level.
He is charged under Articles 281.2 (repeated public appeals against the state by group of people) and 381.2 (illegal crossing of Azerbaijan’s state border by an organized group) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
By a court decision, a preventive measure in the form of arrest was chosen against Karampetian and he was declared wanted through Interpol, the Prosecutor General’s Office said.
“In order to prevent any violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as protect the legal interests of its citizens, the Republic of Azerbaijan will continue to take drastic measures against people involved in illegal acts of this kind,” the Prosecutor General’s Office added.