Karabakh appeals to ICRC over videos of Armenians held in Azerbaijan

Karabakh appeals to ICRC over videos of Armenians held in Azerbaijan

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Foreign Ministry appealed to the Stepanakert Office of the Mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday, October 23 in connection with the publication in the Azerbaijani mass media of videos of soldiers of the Karabakh Defense Army and a civilian held captive by the Azerbaijani side.

"The need for the ICRC representatives to visit the prisoners of war and the hostage held captive in Azerbaijan and to ensure compliance by official Baku with its obligations under international humanitarian law regarding the captives' treatment and conditions of their detention was underlined," according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry.

Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.

Donations can be made to Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, which has launched a fundraising campaign to support humanitarian efforts in Karabakh.

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