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Security Service special operation: Spy arrested

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BY INFORMATION SECTION

The State Security Service (SSS) of Azerbaijan during the investigative and operational activities detained a resident of Mingachevir city Anar Vagif oglu Alakbarov on suspicion of high treason, the SSS Department on Public Relations told Azeri Daily.

According to the information, it was established that in 2016, in the territory of a foreign country, Anar Alakbarov was attracted by representatives of a foreign intelligence service to cooperate on the basis of material interest.

Anar Alakbarov was entrusted with collecting information about some Azerbaijani citizens who have foreign trade relations, their further involvement in secret cooperation with foreign intelligence services on the basis of various business relations, as well as collecting information about employees of special services of Azerbaijan, representatives of specific embassies accredited in Azerbaijan, and about a military unit of the Ministry of Defence. Anar Alakbarov took concrete action to fulfil these instructions.

During the investigation, information was received that he was collecting materials that contradicted the interests of the national security of Azerbaijan and transmitted these materials to foreign intelligence services via the Internet using allegedly secure mobile software. The special services of Azerbaijan, using special means, received information transmitted by Anar Alakbarov to foreign special services, and many more pieces of evidence were gathered in the case. Anar Alakbarov confessed to the crime and gave detailed testimony.

Anar Alakbarov was charged under Article 274 (high treason) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. A court decision in respect of him selected a preventive measure in the form of arrest.

Investigative and operational activities in the case are continuing.

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