April 10, 2014

Armenian hostage released from Azeri captivity

Armenian hostage released from Azeri captivity -

 

Arsen Khojoyan, the Armenian citizen who crossed the line of contact into Azerbaijan was handed to Armenia today, April 10.

As Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said in his Facebook post, Kojoyan is currently being transported to Ijevan hospital for medical examination.

Earlier, the secretary of Azerbaijan’s State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons Shahin Sailov told APA that representatives of the Commission and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are in Gazakh and holding talks with the opposite side. Khojoyan was expected to be handed over to Armenia following the talks.

Meanwhile, a representative of the ICRC Yerevan Office Zara Amatuni refused to confirm the information above, adding that the official report is only released upon successful completionof talks and return of captives.

         
       Kantsasar Weekly  Diario Armenia