STATE COMMISSION: “BOTH ARMENIANS PASSED TO AZERBAIJAN ARE ELDERLY CIVILIANS”
March 18 2013
Baku. Kamala Guliyeva – APA. The State Commission on Prisoners of War,
Hostages and Missing Persons confirmed that two Armenian citizens
passed to Azerbaijan.
Head of the Commission’s working group Firudin Sadigov told APA that
both Armenians are civilians: “They are elderly. The Azerbaijani side
wants to send them back. Perhaps, they will be handed over to Armenia
soon. The Commission will appeal to the International Committee of the
Red Cross (ICRC) to inform the Armenian side.”
The Defense Ministry’s press service told APA that on March 16 at
16:50, resident of Dovekh village of Armenia’s Noyemberyan region
Karyan Durmus and on March 17 at 16:20, resident of Ayqovid village of
Ijevan region Arakelyan Anahid Hamazasovna passed to Azerbaijani
territory on the contact line in Gazakh region and were captured by
our Armed Forces.
The investigation is underway to determine why the captives violated
the line of contact. They were handed over to the State Commission on
Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons.
From: A. Papazian