International Committee of the Red Cross condemns showing of Azerbaijani captive Rafig Hasanov on television

International Committee of the Red Cross condemns showing of Azerbaijani captive Rafig Hasanov on television
# 23 December 2008 12:58 (UTC +04:00)
Spokesperson of ICRC delegation in Azerbaijan Gulnaz Guliyeva told APA that international humanitarian law and Geneva Convention recommends protecting the detainee and bans to artificially increase public interest towards that person.
“No matter which side did it. ICRC being a neutral organization condemns it,” she said.
Guliyeva said the reports that Rafig Hasanov had been shown on Armenian television with the help of ICRC representatives was groundless.

Novosti Armenia agency reported that 19-year-old soldier Rafig Hasanov said in his interview to an Armenian channel that he refused to return to Azerbaijan. In his interview Hasanov reportedly said he had undergone insult and humiliation in Azerbaijani Army, did not want to return to Azerbaijan and wanted to stay in Armenia.

Soldier of Azerbaijani Defense Ministry’s military unit, Hasanov Rafig Rahman, 19, was captured by Armenian servicemen on the line of contact near Gazakh region on October 8, 2008.
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