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Azerbaijan: civilian internee transferred under ICRC auspices

19-08-2008 News Release 08/151

Geneva (ICRC) – On 19 August, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitated the transfer of an Armenian civilian internee detained in Azerbaijan. The transfer took place in Agdam district, Azerbaijan.

Before the internee was transferred, ICRC delegates had visited him to assess his treatment and conditions of detention and to ensure that he was returning of his own free will.

    

Acting as a neutral intermediary and in accordance with its mandate, the ICRC facilitated the transfer with the full cooperation of all sides.

  For further information, please contact:
  Anna Nelson, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 22 730 24 26 or +41 79 217 32 64