Azerbaijani citizen killed by Armenians to be reburied in Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.4
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Hasan Hasanov, who was killed by Armenian troops in the occupied Kelbajar district of Azerbaijan, and whose body was returned to Azerbaijan Oct.2, will be reburied in Binagadi district of Baku.
Hasanov's body was taken from the Association of Forensic Medicine and Pathological Anatomy of the Ministry of Health.
ICRC previously told Trend that Hasanov was buried in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The funeral ceremony will be attended by the chief executive of Jabrail district Mahmud Guliyev and public representatives of the district.
Hasanov's body was returned to Azerbaijan Oct.2 due to effective negotiations conducted by the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons with the relevant structures.
Armenian media earlier spread information that during the operation, carried out July 11 by Armenian Special Forces in the village of Shaplar of the occupied Kelbajar district, Hasanov was killed, while Shahbaz Jalal Aliyev and Dilgam Askerov were taken hostage.
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 two countries 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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.