BAKU: Azeri Soldier Captured In Karabakh

Azeri Soldier Captured In Karabakh

Associated Press
July 2, 2004

Armenia forces in Nagorno-Karabakh detained an Azerbaijani soldier who
allegedly crossed into Armenian-held land, authorities said Thursday.

The Azerbaijani soldier, identified as Aidyn Huseinov of the Azerbaijani
capital, Baku, was detained along the eastern section of
Nagorno-Karabakh border on Wednesday, officials in Nagorno-Karabakh
said. Nagorno-Karabakh officials said they notified the International
Committee of the Red Cross and the Organization of Security and
Cooperation in Europe about the detention, and that the Red Cross was
welcome to visit the captured soldier.

Meanwhile, in Azerbaijan, the Foreign Ministry said it was concerned
about the U.S. Congress’ move to grant US$5 million in aid to
Nagorno-Karabakh. The money “could be directed at the encouragement of
illegal activity, extremism and aggressive separatism on the territory
of Azerbaijan,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.