By Rashid Shirinov
The Azerbaijani State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing People in cooperation with relevant international organizations and government agencies was able to establish the identity of Azerbaijani citizen, who crossed into Armenia on June 7, 2016.
She is a 39-year-old resident of Arabachi village of Azerbaijan’s Gadabay region, Alakbarova Hatiba, the Commission told Trend. Alakbarova is registered in the Gazakh interregional psychiatric hospital.
The State Commission further added that it takes measures on release of Alakbarova.
Recently, Armenian media spread information that a citizen of Azerbaijan entered the territory of Armenia.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan’s State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing People has registered 4,013 Azerbaijani citizens as missing persons. These are people, who have gone missing in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent regions of Azerbaijan.
Armenia avoids giving information about the missing persons, mass graves and the people who can give testimony in connection with captives and hostages taken during the conflict.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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