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BAKU, July 2 (Itar-Tass)-- Members of an illegal armed formation who had masterminded blasts in Azerbaijan on the eve of Eurovision-2012 song contest, have been put on trial in Baku on Tuesday.
Twenty-nine out of 40 suspects involved in the terrorist conspiracy are in the dock.
The Ministry of the National Security of Azerbaijan established that the terrorists had been planning terrorist acts in crowded places, including the Baku Crystal Hal, where Eurovision- 2012 song contest was held, and on the nearby Square of the State Flag.
The terrorists had also planned a murder conspiracy against President of Azerbaijan Ilkham Aliyev during his visit to the northwest of Azerbaijan.
The ringleader of the illegal armed formation, Vugar Padarov, was killed during an operation conducted by the secret services. A number of members of the illegal armed formation have already been sentenced to different prison terms.