ICRC reps visit Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev

ICRC reps visit Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev


Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) once again visited Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev, Azerbaijani hostages detained by Armenia, head of the Public Relations Department of ICRC Azerbaijan Office Ilaha Huseynova said.

According to her, in September, ICRC representatives met with the hostages detained in the course of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

"We keep visiting people detained during the conflict, on a regular basis," Trend cited Huseynova  as saying.

The spokesperson of ICRC Azerbaijan Office noted that according to its mandate, the ICRC visits detained individuals to monitor treatment and conditions of detention and help to ensure that the detainees are able to maintain contact with their families.

During an operation in July 2014 in Shaplar village of Azerbaijani Kalbajar district occupied by Armenia, the Armenian special forces killed an Azerbaijani Hasan Hasanov, and took hostage two other Azerbaijanis, Shahbaz Guliyev and Dilgam Asgarov. A "criminal case" was initiated against them. Afterwards, a "court" sentenced Asgarov to life imprisonment and Guliyev to 22 years in prison.

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