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Azerbaijan to release Armenian POW

24 March 2006 [23:43] - TODAY.AZ
Azerbaijan has repatriated POW Vartan Saakyan to the Armenian side.

V. Saakyan, born 1986, was detained February 2, 2006, next to Gasangay village of Terter district. In the course of investigation, it was discovered that he was serving on contract in the military forces of Armenia at the occupied territory of Nagorno Karabakh.

POW release was conducted on the base of reports of the Azerbaijani and Armenian governments to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). ICRC delegates visited the prisoner of war before the operation to ensure he was returning home of his own free will, Trend reports.


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