ICRC representatives meet with Armenian soldiers in Azerbaijan's captivity
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 18 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited six Armenian soldiers in Azerbaijan.
"The ICRC has monitored the detention conditions of the soldiers and met with them in person Jan.15," ICRC Azerbaijani Office Spokesman Gulnaz Guliyeva told Trend today. The ICRC representatives held tete-a-tete meeting with the soldiers.
The details of the meeting have not been released, as it was confidential meeting.
Three Armenian soldiers - Qrant Markosyan, Arthur Sarkisian and Alik Tevosyan - voluntarily surrendered to the Azerbaijani army in the Minakhorlu village of the Agjabadi region in February.
Ohan Harutunyan Vadinagiyevich and Gevorq Tomosyan Serzhikovich crossed the border on the contact line in the Goranboy region May 31 and Karen Norigovich Harutunyan in the Gadabay region July 15.
The soldiers complained of unbearable conditions and torture in the Armenian army and said they crossed over to Azerbaijan for this reason.
Armenian citizen Yeghishe Gevorgyan and his wife and three children crossed the border by car illegally and traveled to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Jan.10 at 7:00 p.m., disregarding the instructions of the Armenian border guards.
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