Baku extends Ruben Vardanyan’s jail term for another 4 months


An Azerbaijani court extended the pre-trial detention of Ruben Vardanyan, the former State Minister of Nagorno-Karabakh, for another four months.
 
Aurora Humanitarian Initiative co-founder and former State Minister of Nagorno-Karabakh Ruben Vardanyan was arrested by Azerbaijani authorities on September 27, 2023 while en-route to Armenia together with tens of thousands of others amid the forced displacement and mass exodus of Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh. He was jailed in Azerbaijan since then on fabricated charges of terrorism financing and border trespassing.