A lawyer for former head of Turkish division at the Armenian foreign affairs
ministry Murad Bojolian, has appealed against the decision of a lower court that
sentenced Bojolian to ten years imprisonment for spying for Turkey.
Bojolian was sentenced to a lengthy prison term December 15 by the court,
which endorsed prosecutors’ accusations that Bojolian had been collecting secret
information about Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh at the orders of special agents
of Turkish special services.
Prosecutors said Bojolian admitted guilty during his pre-trial investigation,
however Bojolian retracted his pre-trial testimony during the trial claiming he
had accused himself fearing that his family would be persecuted.
Bojolian’s lawyer said the court’s ruling was not backed by evidence and was
built on the prosecution’s indictment.