Death of Azerbaijani journalists shows urgent need to demine areas – CoE commissioner

  05 June 2021    Read: 198
  Death of Azerbaijani journalists shows urgent need to demine areas – CoE commissioner

The death of two Azerbaijani journalists as a result of a mine explosion shows the urgent need to demine the areas, Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic tweeted, AzVision.az reports.

“The explosion of a landmine which killed three people, including two journalists, and wounded several others in Kalbajar shows the urgent need to demine the areas affected by the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, including through international cooperation,” she wrote.

On the morning of June 4, 2021, a vehicle carrying members of the film crew hit an anti-tank mine on the road in Susuzlug village of Kalbajar region. As a result of the explosion, two members of the film crew, cameraman of Azerbaijan Television Siraj Abishov and correspondent of the Azerbaijan State News Agency Maharram Ibrahimov, as well as representative of the district executive power Arif Aliyev were killed and four people were injured.  


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