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SURAN 11/92: Azerbaydzhani Republic: Yury Osipovich Dzhangiryan, Armen Avanesyan

, Index number: EUR 55/008/1992

Unoffical sources report that Yury Osipovich Dzhangiryan and Armen Avanesyan, both ethnic Armenians, have been sentenced to death in separate trials in the Azerbaydzhani Republic. Yury Dzhangiryan is said to have been arrested on 9 August 1991 in Ovsepavan and later sentenced to death. The nature of charges against him is not known, nor is the location or date of his trial. He is reported to be held in Bailov investigation-isolation prison in Baku at present. Armen Avanesyan was reportedly returned from Mineralnye Vody in the Russian Federation in June 1991. He is accused of taking part in the bombing of a bus. AI does not know if either man has appealed or petitioned for clemency. The organization is calling for the sentences to be commuted.

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