Armenia transfers captive to Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.30 / Trend /
Armenia transferred captive Telman Aliyev back to Azerbaijan, Secretary of the Azerbaijani State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons Shahin Sayilov told Trend on Friday.
He said captive Telman Aliyev was transferred to Azerbaijani side in the afternoon on Nov.30.
It should be recalled that a resident of Alpoud village of the Azerbaijani Gazakh region, Telman Aliyev, born in 1972, went missing on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border losing his way in the fog where he grazed cattle. Aliyev is deaf and dumb. He lost his way in the fog and crossed the border.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent 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.