Armenia is preparing to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights regarding Karen Kazaryan

15:55 | 2 August, 2019

Armenia is preparing to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights regarding Karen Armenovich Kazaryan, a citizen of the Republic of Armenia who was trying to commit a terrorist act in Azerbaijan.

The lawyer Ara Kazaryan told the Armenian media about it. According to him, Karen Kazaryan’s “right to a fair trial” was allegedly violated: “Karen’s contacts with the world was cut during the trial, we do not know if he was provided with a lawyer or not. We were unable to contact him when the trial began. True, through the International Committee of the Red Cross, his family is able to contact Karen Kazaryan, but we are unable to contact him. A two-minute video about Karen’s trial posted on the Internet, where police stand next to him, judges ask questions. But there was no one to advise Karen.”

Note that the final trial of Armenian diversant Karen Armenovich Kazarian, citizen of the Republic of Armenia, who has attempted to commit terrorist act in Azerbaijan, was held on February 2019. The trial was held in Ganja Court on Grave Crimes and was chaired by judge Karamat Aliyev.

Karen Kazarian, with criminal case 1 (100) -315/2018, is charged with several articles of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Armenian diversant Karen Kazarian, charged with crimes against life and health, crimes in economic activity, crimes against social security, crimes against the basis of the constitutional structure and the security of the state, and administrative offenses, was provided with a free lawyer and 3 armenian language translators by the Azerbaijani state.