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Former Armenian Army Officer Charged With Spying For Baku

YEREVAN -- An Armenian citizen has been charged with spying for Azerbaijan, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.

Representatives of Armenia's National Security Service told RFE/RL that former Armenian Army officer Gevorg Airapetian and a foreign national were arrested in a special operation earlier this week.

Airapetian was released from the Army in 2007 for unspecified "violations of military and service regulations and discipline."

Airapetian was an lieutenant colonel at the time of his discharge.

He has been officially charged with "treason in the form of espionage" and might face 10 to 15 years in prison if convicted.

No other details about the charges have been released.