Injighulyan Never Sought To Leave For 3rd Country: Armenian Captive’


October 15, 2013 – 19:01 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Media reports suggesting Armenian captive Hakob
Injighulyan was to be moved to a third country from Azerbaijan haven’t
been confirmed at the Yerevan Office of the International Committee
of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The report was published by an Armenian media source with a reference
to Injighulyan’s cousin Arman. The latter, however, refuted the
information in a conversation with PanARMENIAN.Net noting that Hakop
never expressed intention to leave for a third country.

“Representatives of the ICRC informed us about such an opportunity,”
he said.

On October 14, representatives of the International Committee of
the Red Cross met with the Armenian captive Hakob Injighulyan in

As media contact person for the ICRC Delegation to Armenia, Zara
Amatuni told PanARMENIAN.Net the ICRC members conveyed a letter from
the family to the Armenian serviceman.

No other details of the meeting were disclosed.

On the night of Aug 8, Injighulyan, born in 1991, failed to find his
bearings on the ground and crossed into the Azeri-controlled territory.

Azeri media outlets have been since spreading information suggesting
the captive is unwilling to return to Armenia.

However, Injighulyan never mentioned his unwillingness to return
to Armenia in a meeting with ICRC representatives, with Azerbaijani
Prisoners of War Commission Secretary noting he sees no problem with
the captive’s return.

Armenia has repeatedly slammed the “interviews” with Injighulyan as
forced by Baku and urged the ICRC to take every effort to help the
captive’s return, with no persecution to be initiated against him in
the absence of crime in the act.

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