30 November 2020, 23:51
Activists request France and Russia to help in returning Armenian prisoners of war
In Yerevan, participants of the "March of Unity" requested the French Ambassador to influence Azerbaijan, where soldiers and civilians are being held captive. Armenian President Armen Sarkisyan has appealed to Vladimir Putin with a request for such mediation.
Similar actions are being also held in other countries as well, notes actor Grant Tokhatyan. "The Armenian Diaspora has already sent similar letters to Spain, France, the USA, Italy, Poland, and Lithuania," the "News-Armenia" quotes Grant Tokhatyan as saying.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on November 29, more than 1000 activists marched to the Russian Embassy in Armenia to request the Ambassador to intervene in the process of transferring prisoners of war and giving out bodies of deceased soldiers.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) obliged the Azerbaijani authorities to submit the information on nine prisoners of war and ten captured civilians by the end of November. On November 28, a similar decision was made with regard to 13 Armenian military personnel and civilians who were captured. The General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan called fakes the most of the videos about the abuse of captured Armenian soldiers, but the Armenian side insists on the opposite.