Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 10
By Samir Ali – Trend:
An officer of regiment of the Armenian army, Captain Gurgen Grigoryan has been severely beaten by his fellow soldiers and was hospitalized in serious condition.
The incident occurred in one of the military units located in an Armenia-occupied Azerbaijani settlement in the country’s Agdere district.
A criminal case has been launched into the incident, and its reasons are being investigated.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.