Armenians hand over Azerbaijani civilian Ashraf Jafarov - UPDATED

Armenians hand over Azerbaijani civilian Ashraf Jafarov - <font color=#FF0000>UPDATED</font>
# 21 September 2007 13:04 (UTC +04:00)
The handover operation took place on the front line, in the Agdam district of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Chief of the working group of State Commission for Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons Firudin Sadigov and ICRC representatives participated in the process.
APA reports, Jafarov was taken to military hospital for treatment. He will be handed over to his family 2 hours later.
State Commission for Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons confirmed the information.
Press service of ICRC Representation in Azerbaijan told the APA, Azerbaijani civilian
previously detained in Nagorno Karabakh has been handed over to the Azerbaijani authorities under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The ICRC, acting as a neutral intermediary and in accordance with its
mandate, facilitated the transfer of the released civilian at the request
of all sides and with their full cooperation.
ICRC delegates visited him before the operation to verify that he was
returning of his own free will.
Since the start of its activities in connection with the Nagorny Karabakh
conflict in 1992, the ICRC has helped repatriate or transfer 662 people. /APA/
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