ARREST OF PERSON ENGAGED IN ESPIONAGE IN FAVOR OF AZERBAIJAN IN ARMENIA IS ABSURD: MINISTRY

Trend News Agency
Oct 21 2009
Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani National Security Ministry considered reports about
the arrest of a person in Armenia engaged in espionage in favor of
Azerbaijan absurd.

"It is Armenia's another cheap provocation. We do not comment on such
absurd reports," the Ministry's Spokesman Arif Babayev told Trend
News on Oct.21.

Gevorg Hayrapetyan suspected of cooperation with the Azerbaijani
special service was arrested in Armenia, the News-Armenia website
reported with reference to the Armenian National Security Ministry.

Hayrapetyan is a lieutenant colonel in reserve. He was dismissed
from the Armenian armed forces for a gross violation of military and
service discipline in 2007.

The relevant agencies filed a suitcase on Hayrapetyan under Article
"High treason in the form of espionage".

According to the report, the officers also detained a foreign citizen,
through which Hayrapetyan contacted with the Azerbaijani special
services.