Destiny of Azerbaijani Captives in Armenia Not Determined Yet: MP Ganira Pashayeva
France, Strasburg, 26 June / corr. Trend A. Maharramli/ The destiny of the Azerbaijani captives in Armenia has not been determined yet, the member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the Parliament Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and MP Ganira Pashayeva said on 26 June during the discussions in PACE on the activities of the International Red Cross Committee (IRCC).
At the beginning of her speech Pashayeva gave brief information about the history of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict and informed about the number of dead, missing people and wounded from Azerbaijan as a result of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. According to Pashayeva, though State Commission of Azerbaijan on Work with Hostages, POVs and Missing People and IRCC have signed a framework agreement on collection of personal data about the missing people of the Karabakh war, the attitude to Armenia and our captives has not changed yet.
"Unfortunately, the captives are still used for political purposes and they are recruited by the special services of Armenia," she said.
"Such attitude to the prisoners not only contradicts human rights, but also international law and it shows that Armenia does not want to cooperate in the humanitarian sphere," MP said.
Later Pashayeva introduced PACE MPs a book on captives Save us from Captivity. "This appeal is made to PACE and IRCC President Mr Jacob Kellenberger. We expect from you more decisive moves to save these people from the captivity. We are hopeful that IRCC will deal with this issue more fairly and impartially," Pashayeva said.
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