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The Armenian authorities informed the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) about a person who crossed the international border into the territory of Armenia on June 7, Ilaha Huseynova, head of Communication Department of the ICRC Baku Office said, APA reports.
“In accordance with our mandate, we follow up on the incident and are in contact with the concerned authorities,” she said.
According to Huseynova, the ICRC has a mandate to visit those captured in relation to the conflict to monitor treatment and conditions and help to ensure that they are able to maintain contact with their families.
“Upon request of the sides, and if the person expresses such wish, the organization may act as a neutral intermediary to facilitate his or her return,” she added.
Armenian media has released information that Zohra Vardzar qizi (1977), a resident of the Yaniqli village of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district, crossed to Armenia, according to Armen Caprielian, head of Armenia’s working group for missing people, hostage, and captives.
According to information, the ICRC Yerevan Office has already been informed about the incident.
However, Tovuz district police as well as executive authorities have told APA’s western bureau that no one by the name Zohra Vardzar qizi has lived in Tovuz.
2016.06.08 / 12:54