Azerbaijan: Two Hizbullah men jailed for plotting to attack U.S., Israeli embassies

Published October 5th, 2009 - 12:44 GMT

An Azerbaijani court on Monday found two Lebanese citizens guilty of plotting attacks on the Israeli embassy in the capital Baku, sentencing them for 15 years each in jail, a court spokesman said, according to AFP. "Lebanese citizens Ali Karaki and Ali Najmeddine were sentenced to 15 years each," a court spokesman was quoted as saying.

 

According to him, they were preparing attacks on the Israeli and US embassies, as well as the strategic Gabala missile-detection radar station in the north of the country.

 

The two were arrested in May 2008. Illegal Iranian passports were used by the two Lebanese men. Karaki and Najmaddin were sent to Azerbaijan by Hizbullah leaders, sources in Baku said.  

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