BAKU: Head Of Separatist Nagorno Karabakh Regime Passes Decision On

HEAD OF SEPARATIST NAGORNO KARABAKH REGIME PASSES DECISION ON HANDING OVER AZERI CAPTIVE ASHRAF JAFAROV

Azeri Press Agency
[ 18 Sep 2007 16:03 ]

Separatist Nagorno Karabakh regime will hand over Azerbaijani captured
on June 30 this year, APA reports quoting the State Commission on
Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons of the separatist
regime.

Chief of the commission Viktor Kocharian told Novosti-Armenia that new
"president" of the separatist regime Bako Saakyan passed a unilateral
decision on handing over the soldier. Victor Kocharian said they hope
the opposite side will also release two captured Armenians.

Armenians captured 22-year old Jafarov Ashraf Mahabbat in Aghdam and
now held in Nagorno Karabakh. Jafarov introduced himself as Samandar
Guliyev and still claims that he is Samandar Guliyev. Azerbaijani
serviceman Samir Mammadov captured by Armenians on December 24 last
year and Anar Aliyev captured on August 2 this year have not been
released.

Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in
Azerbaijan told APA even if the committee is appealed in connection
with the decision on releasing Azerbaijani captive, it is a secret
and is not publicized.

Ashraf Jafarov’s family told APA that they are unaware of the decision
on his release.

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