Information of the State Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons

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Official 29 October 2020

18:30

Azerbaijan has unilaterally handed over a civilian and corpses of 30 Armenian servicemen to Armenia

On the instruction of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as a humanitarian initiative of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons unilaterally handed over 85-year-old Yevgeniya Babayan, a civilian of Armenian descent, who was left in a helpless condition on the battlefield by the retreating Armenian armed forces, to the opposite side on the Georgia-Armenia border through the mediation of the International Red Cross Committee (IRCC) on October 28 by taking her across Azerbaijan-Georgia border.

The Armenian side once again demonstrated inhumanity and refused to accept 84-year-old Misha Melkumyan at the last moment, whose health condition worsened due to being left without help in Hadrut settlement by his compatriots, but was later rescued by Azerbaijani soldiers.

On October 29, the State Commission, with the participation of the Ministry of Defense and the mediation of the OSCE and the ICRC, unilaterally transferred the corpses of 30 Armenian servicemen to the Armenian side in the direction of Alibayli village of Tovuz district.

No incidents were observed during the humanitarian process.


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