ICRC confirms transfer of Azerbaijan’s prisoners to Armenia

  05 November 2020    Read: 559
  ICRC confirms transfer of Azerbaijan’s prisoners to Armenia

We have received information that Azerbaijanis Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev, taken hostage by Armenians in Azerbaijan’s Kalbajar district in 2014, have been transferred to Armenia.

Head of the public relations department of the representative office of the public relations department in Azerbaijan Ilaha Huseynova told Defence.az.

In July 2014, during an operation carried out by Armenian special forces in the Shaplar village of the occupied Kalbajar district, Azerbaijani citizen Hasan Hasanov was killed, and Shahbaz Guliyev and Russian citizen Dilgam Asgarov were taken hostage. All of them intended to visit their native places and the graves of their relatives. A "criminal case" was initiated against Shahbaz Guliyev and Dilgam Asgarov. Then the so-called "court" sentenced Asgarov to life imprisonment and Guliyev - to 22 years in prison.


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