AZERI DEAF AND MUTE SHEPHERD DETAINED IN ARMENIA – MEDIA
Nov 13 2012
A resident of the Azeri village of Alpout, located near the border,
could have crossed into Armenia accidentally, village administration
spokesman Gamid Abdullayev told Interfax.
“Village resident Telman Aliyev, born in 1972, lost his way and
crossed the border early on November 11” in heavy fog, Abdullayev said.
Aliyev is deaf and mute, he added.
Azeri news reports quoted the Interior Ministry as saying that Aliyev
is a shepherd, who went missing while minding cattle in an area near
the Azeri-Armenian border.
An Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman said earlier that an Azeri
citizen was detained after crossing the border.
An inquiry is under way and international organizations have been
notified of the incident, he said.