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Two Azerbaijani Men Jailed For Life For Spying For Iran

A court in Baku has sentenced two Azerbaijani men to life in prison for spying for Iran.

Hafiz Valiyev and Agamir Agamirov were officially found guilty of high treason on August 1 and sentenced the same day.

Investigators say they have revealed that the two men collaborated with representatives of Iran's intelligence services.

No more details have been made public as the trial was held behind closed doors.

Azerbaijan has sentenced several of its citizens for spying for Iran since 2012.

Tensions between Tehran and Baku escalated in 2012, after Azerbaijani authorities arrested a number of men with alleged links to Iran who were reportedly plotting attacks in Azerbaijan.

Based on reporting by and Interfax