June 1, 2021 - 10:40 AMT
Ombudsman, ICRC mission chief discuss captured Armenian troops

Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan on Monday, May 31 discussed with the head of the mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Armenia the rights of the six servicemen who were captured by the Azerbaijani military almost a week earlier.

"We maintain communication with the families of the troops," Tatoyan said on Facebook on Monday.

"We also discussed with the head of the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross the issues related to the rights of our compatriots who were captured before May 27."

On the morning of May 12, the armed forces of Azerbaijan violated the border of Armenia in the southern province of Syunik, advancing 3.5 kilometers and surrounding Sev Lake, which is situated on the border between the two countries but is predominantly a part of Armenia. On May 13, the Azerbaijani military committed more border violations against Armenia, advancing near Vardenis (Gegharkunik province) and Sisian (Syunik province). One Armenian serviceman was killed in Azerbaijan’s shooting on May 25, while six others were captured on May 27.