October 15, 2013 - 19:01 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Media reports suggesting Armenian captive Hakob Injighulyan was to be moved to a third country from Azerbaijan haven’t been confirmed at the Yerevan Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The report was published by an Armenian media source with a reference to Injighulyan’s cousin Arman. The latter, however, refuted the information in a conversation with PanARMENIAN.Net noting that Hakop never expressed intention to leave for a third country. “Representatives of the ICRC informed us about such an opportunity,” he said.
On October 14, representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross met with the Armenian captive Hakob Injighulyan in Azerbaijan.
As media contact person for the ICRC Delegation to Armenia, Zara Amatuni told PanARMENIAN.Net the ICRC members conveyed a letter from the family to the Armenian serviceman.
No other details of the meeting were disclosed.
On the night of Aug 8, Injighulyan, born in 1991, failed to find his bearings on the ground and crossed into the Azeri-controlled territory.
Azeri media outlets have been since spreading information suggesting the captive is unwilling to return to Armenia.
However, Injighulyan never mentioned his unwillingness to return to Armenia in a meeting with ICRC representatives, with Azerbaijani Prisoners of War Commission Secretary noting he sees no problem with the captive's return.
Armenia has repeatedly slammed the “interviews” with Injighulyan as forced by Baku and urged the ICRC to take every effort to help the captive’s return, with no persecution to be initiated against him in the absence of crime in the act.