Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN : Eurovision Plotters Sentenced In Baku

Crystal Hall -  Flag Square, Baku Azerbaijan Eurovision 2012. Photograph : http://www.martinbakerphotography.com

Crystal Hall – Flag Square, Baku Azerbaijan Eurovision 2012. Photograph : http://www.martinbakerphotography.com

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN “The Baku Court for Serious Crimes has sentenced 29 people for plotting terrorist attacks during last year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Baku” was reported yesterday by “Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty”.

Yesterday – November 25th – Three members of the accused group were condemned to life in prison. The others accused received prison terms ranging from 9 to 15 years. The trail has been ongoing since July of this year.

Azerbaijan’s Security Ministry announced after the contest in Baku, that it had foiled a plot to attack the Eurovision 2012 contest. Over 40 suspects were arrested. 

Earlier in the year seven people were convicted of terrorism and high treason and received prison sentences between 12 and 14 years.

The group’s leader reportedly killed during a covert operation to arrest the suspects on the eve of the Grand Final of the contest in 2012.

Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source : Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty

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