Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. К.Zarbaliyeva /
Stance of some NGOs and human rights activists reflects negatively the criminal prosecution of former captives in Armenian prisons, Esmira Orujeva, Azerbaijani Public Association for Support to POWs and Captives of 'Hasrat Yolu', said.
According to Orujeva, NGOs and human rights activists have their own political interests.
Some 1,391people were released during the Karabakh war and 26 of them were returned guilty and sentenced on the Articles of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code on treason, smuggling, and many other crimes. Two of them were charged of treason.
Ilham Gurbanov and Azar Aslanov were sentenced to life in prison.
Orujeva said Gurbanov cooperated with Armenians and violently treated with compatriots and one of them died as a result of tortures.
Being in captive Aslanov cooperated with Armenians and even made a terror act in 28 May metro station in Baku in July 1994.
The participants of the round table said international organizations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, OSCE and Council of Europe conduct double policy concerning Azerbaijani captives.
Araz Gurbanov, the official of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Science, said once Azerbaijani prisoners are still alive in Armenian prisons they must be returned to their motherland. However, Armenia should inform the Azerbaijani Government in the case of captives passing away.