INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS COMMITTEE REFUSES TO STATE WHICH COUNTRY AZERBAIJANI CAPTIVE TRANSFERRED TO
Trend News Agency
Feb 4 2008
Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 February /corr. Trend K.Zarbaliyeva / The
International Red Cross Committee has officially confirmed that
the soldier of the National Army of Azerbaijan, Samir Mammadov, who
was in Armenian captivity, was transferred to another country. Samir
Mammadov’s uncle Vidadi Mammadov reported to Trend on 4 February that
they met with the Head of the ICRC representative in Azerbaijan’s
district of Barda, Khuan Carlson. During the meeting, they were
notified that Samir Mammadov was transferred to another country.
Samir Mammadov was taken prisoner on 24 December 2006 and on 31
January 2008 was transferred to another country. The last time the
ICRC representatives met with Mammadov was on 29 January. The Armenia
media reported that Samir Mammadov was transferred to another country.
However, the ICRC did not state which country Mammadov was transferred
to. According to them, Mammadov is a free man and may contact his
family in his own time.
Vidadi Mammadov said that this step of the Armenian side should be
assessed as human kidnapping and is the result of weak activity of
Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry stated that they are aware of the
transfer of Mammadov to another country and investigations are being
held in this regard.