TRIAL ON ARMENIAN CITIZEN CHARGED WITH ESPIONAGE IN FAVOR OF
AZERBAIJAN UNDERWAY IN YEREVAN

YEREVAN, JUNE 9. ARMINFO. Trial on Armenian citizen Andrey Maziyev is
underway at the First Instance Court of Yerevan communities
Malatia-Sebatia. He is charged with three articles of the Armenian
Criminal Code (high treason through espionage, contribution to
preparation of a terrorist act, contribution to preparation of the
murder of a state political figure).

Andrey Maziyev was born in 1961. He is Russian by nationality, from
Tuapse, Krasnodar region. he worked as en engineer at Zvartnots
airport, married, has children. He has previous convictions for
hooliganism (1994 and 1999).

According to the conclusion announced today, in October 1999 Maziyev
was in Azerbaijan wherein he was enlisted by Azerbaijani special
services. By Jan 4 2005 he was receiving tasks from the special
services and fulfilling them. On the whole, he met with
representatives of Azerbaijani special services 17times and received
some 2.5 thous. USD. He sent Armenian Russian language newspaper to
the special services of Azerbaijan, collected information of domestic
political situations in Armenia, on military and defense complex and
the situation in army, information of economic nature as well as on
NKR. The special services were interested whether Maziyev had
acquaintances among the relatives of Nairi Hunanyan and Mushegh
Saghatelyan.

In the autumn of 2000, in conformity with regular instructions,
Maziyev took photos of the president on the latter's arrival from a
tour. He photographed the landing plane, helicopters protecting the
territory of the airport, the president and his escort passing by the
building where Maziyev lives. He also took photos of the president in
hangar and the building of the airport. He handed over the photos to
the special services, informing them of the places of snipers.

At today's trial, Maziyev pled guilty. The same day 7 witnesses were
interrogated. The trial is chaired by the judge Tigran Petrosyan. The
prosecution is represented by Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan and
Prosecutor Aram Amirzadyan. The trial will continue on June 13.