Law 21:01 04/05/2021 Armenia

Armenian court sentences two Syrian mercenaries to life in prison

A court in Armenia’s southern Syunik Province on Tuesday handed life sentences to two Syrian mercenaries who were captured while fighting against Artsakh on Azerbaijan’s side during last year’s war, spokeswoman of the Prosecutor General’s Office Arevik Khachatryan told Panorama.am.

Syrian nationals Muhrab Muhammad al-Shkheri and Youssef Alabet al-Haji were found guilty on several charges, including terrorism and violations of international humanitarian law.

They were particularly charged under Article 217 (Part 3, Clause 1, terrorism committed by an organized group), Article 389 (international terrorism), Article 390 (Part 1, Clause 1, serious breach of international humanitarian law during armed conflicts, murder), Article 390 (Part 3, Clause 1, assault on civilian population or individual civilians) and Article 395 (Part 3, the participation of a mercenary in armed conflicts or military operations).

More than 30 identified mercenaries accused of taking part in the war and committing various war crimes are wanted by the Armenian law enforcement authorities, the spokeswoman said. 



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