Caucasus Muslims Office chair meets Armenian captive at Karekin II request

November 2, 2013 - 16:06 AMT


PanARMENIAN.Net - The Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office
Sheik-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade met with Armenian captive Hakob
Injighulyan at the request of the Catholicos of All Armenians His
Holiness Karekin II.

According to APA, following the November 1 meeting, Sheik-ul-Islam
announced that the captive's detention conditions are satisfactory.
`He's taken care of,' Pashazade said.

In mid-October media was circulating reports suggesting the Armenian
captive was to be moved to a third country from Azerbaijan. He
information, however, hadn't been confirmed at the Yerevan Office of
the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The report was published by an Armenian media source with a reference
to Injighulyan's cousin Arman. The latter, however, refuted the
information in a conversation with PanARMENIAN.Net noting that Hakob
never expressed intention to leave for a third country.
`Representatives of the ICRC informed us about such an opportunity,'
he said.

On October 14, representatives of the International Committee of the
Red Cross met with Injighulyan in Azerbaijan.

As media contact person for the ICRC Delegation to Armenia, Zara
Amatuni told PanARMENIAN.Net the ICRC members conveyed a letter from
the family to the Armenian serviceman.

No other details of the meeting were disclosed.

On the night of August 8, Injighulyan, born in 1991, failed to find
his bearings on the ground and crossed into the Azeri-controlled
territory.

Azeri media outlets have been since spreading information suggesting
the captive is unwilling to return to Armenia.

However, Injighulyan never mentioned his unwillingness to return to
Armenia in a meeting with ICRC representatives, with Azerbaijani
Prisoners of War Commission Secretary noting he sees no problem with
the captive's return.

Armenia has repeatedly slammed the `interviews' with Injighulyan as
forced by Baku and urged the ICRC to take every effort to help the
captive's return, with no persecution to be initiated against him in
the absence of crime in the act.


From: Baghdasarian