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Red Cross Committee Baku Office reps. meet Armenian captive

Red Cross Committee Baku Office reps. meet Armenian captive

PanARMENIAN.Net - Representatives of the Baku Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) met with six Armenian citizens– serviceman Hakob Injigulyan held captive in Azerbaijan, and a family of 5, media contact person for the ICRC Delegation to Azerbaijan told APA.

As APA reported citing Ilaha Huseynova, an exchange of letters took place during the April 29 meeting.

5 Armenian citizens - Yegishe, Rosanna, Alfred, Gayane and Petros Gevorkyan are members of crossed into Azerbaijan in January 2010 and, as Azeri media alleges, expressed a wish to be sent to a third country.

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.

Against Legal Abuse NGO will apply to international organizations to defend the interests of the recently released Armenian captive Mamikon Khojoyan.

As the head of the organization, ex-MP Larisa Alaverdyan told a March 6 news conference, Knojoyan's case will be brought to the attention of the European Court of Human rights, with a number of legal experts to be involved. The NGO intends to raise international awareness of the tortures Khojoyan was subjected to while in Azeri captivity, Armenia Today reported.

The 77-year-old man was tortured during his more than month-long captivity and needs to remain in hospital for the time being, doctors and his relatives said.

Baku has claimed all along that the elderly resident of Verin Karmiraghbyur, an Armenian village close to the Azerbaijani border, was armed and acted as a guide for an Armenian “sabotage squad” that tried to carry out a cross-border incursion.

The Armenian military and the village administration have laughed off these claims, saying that Khojoyan suffers mental disorders and strayed into Azerbaijani territory by accident. Some Azerbaijani analysts have also brushed aside the official Azerbaijani version of his detention.

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