ICRC employees visit Azerbaijani POW in Armenia
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 17 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff visited Azerbaijani POW Roman Huseynov in Armenia.
The employees of the ICRC Yerevan office assessed the conditions, under which Huseynov is kept, ICRC Baku Office Spokesman Shahla Gahramanova told Trend.
The ICRC employees handed over his family's letter to Huseynov and get Huseynov's letter to his family.
The Armenian armed forces captured Azerbaijani army sergeant Huseynov on Aug. 27, 2010.
There are three Armenian POWs and five members of one family in Azerbaijan.
Previously, Azerbaijan transferred three Armenian soldiers to the third party at their request.
Working under the Geneva Conventions, the ICRC has been operating in the region since 1992, in connection with the Nagorny Karabakh conflict.
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 seven 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 peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.