Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. K.Zarbaliyeva / A letter sent by the parents of a soldier of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces detained in Armenia to their son was returned.
Vidadi Mammadov, the uncle of the soldier, Samir Mammadov, stated that the parents of the captive were in the Barda office of the International Red Cross Committee. Yerevan officials of the Committee reported that they met with Samir. However, they have no information about the reasons of such an action.
Mammadov noted that he did not believe the Yerevan representatives of the Committee.
Mammadov was called up for military service by the Barda region of Azerbaijan and was taken prisoner by the Armenians on the border territory of the Gazakh- Ijevan regions of Azerbaijan on 24 December, 2006.
The parents of the soldier condemn that the Armenians put pressure upon the soldier and hinder correspondence with the family.