Azerbaijan has repatriated POW Vartan Martikovich Saakyan to the Armenian side, Commission for work with the prisoners of war, lost in action and hostages told Trend.
V. Saakyan, born 1986, was detained on February 2, 2006, next to the Azerbaijani-Armenian front line near Gasangay village of Terter district. In the course of investigation, it was discovered that he was serving on contract in the military forces of Armenia at the occupied territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
POW release was conducted on the base of reports of the Azerbaijani and Armenian governments to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). ICRC delegates visited the prisoner of war before the operation to ensure he was returning home of his own free will.