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Armenian serviceman repatriated

19 January 2006 [02:48] - TODAY.AZ
One Armenian prisoner of war previously detained in Azerbaijan was repatriated under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The operation took place on the road between the Azerbaijani town of Gazakh and the Armenian town of Ijevan, APA informs.

The ICRC, participating as a neutral intermediary and in accordance with its mandate, facilitated the repatriation of the released prisoner at the request of the Azerbaijani and Armenian authorities.

ICRC delegates visited the serviceman before the operation to ensure that he was returning home of his own free will.

Since the start of its activities in connection with the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in 1992, the ICRC has helped repatriate or transfer 655 people.

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