YEREVAN, February 6. /ARKA/. Armenia’s national security agency promises to provide evidence of former police officer Khachik Martirosyan’s spying for Azerbaijan.
Martirosyan, 60, was arrested on January 31 on charge of treason. The national security agency said yesterday it possessed irrefutable evidence showing that the former police officer was seeking contacts with Azerbaijani and Georgian embassies, established ties with Azerbaijani special service officers acting under cover of the embassy and accepted their offer to spy against own country and to provide military information to them. The national security agency has opened criminal proceedings against him.
In the press release sent today to Novosti-Armenia, the agency’s press office says that Azerbaijan’s national security ministry has denied in the media report any contact between Martirosyan and Azerbaijani special service, saying the service doesn’t know this man.
“Unlike appropriate Azerbaijani agencies that are ready to perform a play portraying Mamikon Khojoyan, 77-year-old Armenian citizen with mental problems who lives in border area as “Armenian diversionist”, Armenia’s national security makes accusations grounded on facts which will be presented in court,” the Armenian security agency’s press office says.
The agency calls on Azerbaijani side not to be so quick in denying Martirosyan’s fault and to wait for his trial instead. -0----