Azerbaijan, Baku, June 1 / Trend, K.Zerbaliyeva /
The representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held monitoring over detention conditions of the Armenian citizen Yeghishe Gevorgyan's familiy who are in Azerbaijan's captivity, ICRC Azerbaijani Office Spokesman Gulnaz Guliyeva told Trend. Citizens of Armenia sent a letter to their friends and relatives.
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.
At present, there are six Armenian soldiers in Azerbaijan's captivity. They stated that crossed the border as a sign of protest against unbearable conditions in the Armenian Army.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.