Azerbaijan's court holds next hearing of detained Armenian war criminal

A regular court session on the criminal case of Vagif Khachatryan, accused of committing genocide in the village of Meshali in Azerbaijan’s Khojaly district, committed by members of Armenian illegal armed groups, has started.
The session is presided over by Zeynal Agayev, chairman of the Baku Military Court.
In ecember 1991, the criminal group, of which he was a member, killed 25 Azerbaijanis, wounded 14 people, and expelled 358 Azerbaijanis from their legal place of residence in Meshali village in Khojaly district.
In connection with the emergence of sufficient grounded suspicions, a decision was made to bring Vagif Khachatryan as an accused under Articles 103 (genocide) and 107 (deportation or forced resettlement of the population) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.