Security Minister urges ICRC on the captive soldier’s case

Security Minister urges ICRC on the captive soldier’s case
# 17 April 2007 17:25 (UTC +04:00)
Head of the State Commission for prisoners of war, hostages and missing persons, National Security Minister Eldar Mahmudov met with Martin Amasher, head of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) office in Azerbaijan. He raised a question on Azerbaijani soldier Samir Mammadov, who was captured by Armenian forces, the commission told the APA.
Eldar Mahmudov said Samir Mammadov was captured on December 24, 2006 and since then Armenian officials spread groundless information that Azerbaijan soldier does not want to return home. It is the visual example of violation of international humanitarian law principles by Armenia. The Minister said he applied to ICRC and other international organizations to free Azerbaijan soldier and regretted that positive result has not been achieved until. He called ICRC to enhance its activity on this way.
The meeting also stressed 4,504 Azerbaijanis are still missing due to the Karabakh conflict and emphasized needs for the new ways of the settlement of conflict. From this point of view, he appreciated ICRC promoted “Ante Mortem” plan. Martin Amasher said ICRC will continue effective cooperation with the State Commission regarding prisoners of war and missing persons. /APA/

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