Azerbaijan: Two Civilian Internees Transferred Under ICRC Auspices

AZERBAIJAN: TWO CIVILIAN INTERNEES TRANSFERRED UNDER ICRC AUSPICES

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – Switzerland
12 Dec 2007 13:05:51 GMT

Geneva (ICRC) – On 12 December, the International Committee of the
Red Cross (ICRC), acting as a neutral intermediary, facilitated
the transfer of two civilians, who had been detained in Baku and in
Nagorny Karabakh respectively.

The transfer took place in Agdam district of the Republic of
Azerbaijan.

Prior to their release and transfer, ICRC delegates had visited the
detained civilians on several occasions, in order to assess their
conditions of detention and treatment.

The ICRC had also forwarded family news between the internees and
their relatives.

Acting as a neutral intermediary and in accordance with its mandate,
the ICRC facilitated the transfer of the released civilians with the
full cooperation of all sides.

ICRC delegates had visited the civilians before the operation to
ensure that they were returning of their own free will.

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