STATE COMMISSION: INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS GET APPEAL ON AZERBAIJANI SERVICEMAN CAPTURED BY ARMENIA

Trend
July 31 2012
Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani State Commission on POWs, Hostages and Missing Persons
began taking important military action to liberate a serviceman of
the Azerbaijani army, held captive in Armenia, the commission told
Trend today.

The Commission sent a formal appeal to the relevant international
organisations immediately after getting information that on July 26,
20-year-old Farajev Firuz was captured by Armenian troops.

The representative office of the International Committee of the Red
Cross in Armenia is assisting in this matter.

The Commission is concerned that the information about Farajev's
family disseminated by the media after his capture will prevent work
being done on his release.

Local media have distributed personal information about Farajev's
family without any agreement with them, any clarification or additional
testing.

The state commission stated that as the only organisation dealing
with the liberation of prisoners and hostages, including Farajev,
it takes all necessary measures and disseminates information about
it when it considers it necessary.

'Taking into account all of this, the State Commission recommends
that the media proceed from the general interest, to prevent the
spread of unproven, unfounded personal and family information while
covering this issue', the report says.