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Azerbaydzhani Republic: Arkady Ayriyan

, Index number: EUR 55/031/1993

According to unofficial sources Arkady Ayriyan, an ethnic Armenian, has been sentenced to death in the Azerbaydzhani Republic. The charge, date and place of his death sentence are unknown. It is also unknown whether he has lodged an appeal. Arkady Ayriyan, born in 1951, comes from the village of Nitky Noratakh in the Mardakert district of the disputed region of Nagorno- Karabakh. He was reportedly first held in the prison of the state security body in Baku after his arrest, where he was nicknamed Ayriyan-Napoleon. It is not clear whether he is still held in the same prison.

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