Roughly 4,043 persons missing during Nagorno-Karabakh conflict registered in Azerbaijan (UPDATE)
Details were added after second paragraph (first version was posted at 17:42)
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 19 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
The State Commission on POWs, Missing Persons and Hostages has registered 4,043 missing persons and 1,400 released POWs and persons earlier taken hostage as of July 1.
It was found that 13 people registered in the commission as missing and being held captive in the occupied territories.
References have been compiled on these facts and 30 persons.
The State Commission and the International Committee of the Red Cross continue to specify the lists of persons registered as missing, and to eliminate differences in these lists. As a result of work done in this direction by the working group of the Commission, information on 53 people has been sent to Azerbaijani office of the ICRC.
During the investigation, the State Commission registered the fact of missing of 18 people during the military operations, and their names were entered in the appropriate list.
Names of 24 missing have been deleted from the list, since their fate has been clarified.
It was clarified that nine out of 24 people were killed and ten were missing, names of three are repeated, two were missing outside the zone of conflict.
708 questionnaires about 473 persons were sent to the various state agencies and international organizations due to the determination of reports in the State Committee and search of missing people. The additional information and materials, gathered about more than 1000 missing people, were added to their "search-research works".
According to questionnaire entered from the Republic Military Prosecutor's Office, the list of persons, registered in the State Commission as missing person, were prepared and sent to this organization. According to the questionnaire received from Sumgayit Military Prosecutor's Office, the research and analyzing works were conducted on 80 servicemen on whom the criminal case was launched on desertion, and the reports about them were sent to his organization.
During the reporting period, the Commission received 554 documents, and 657 letters (requests, appeals, replies to incoming letters, etc.) were sent to the destination.