Azerbaijani manner of dealing with civilian captive similar to that of terrorists - Yerevan

Azerbaijani manner of dealing with civilian captive similar to that of terrorists - Yerevan

YEREVAN, August 11. /ARKA/. The press secretary of Armenia’s foreign ministry Tigran Balayan compared the way the Armenian captive civilian was treated in Azerbaijan with terrorists’ manner.

Earlier the Armenian delegation of the International Red Cross confirmed officially the Azerbaijani report about death of Armenian captive Petrosyan.

Karen Petrosyan, resident of Chinari village, Tavush region of Armenia, crossed Armenia-Azerbaijan border (the circumstances are still being studied) and was taken captive. They shot photos of Petrosyan in Azerbaijan in civilian clothes first, but later photos of the captive in military clothing and boots, with his hands pushed back, accompanied by Azerbaijani military were offered. Baku tried to say the ordinary peasant was a “raider”.

Azerbaijani ministry of defense says Petrosyan died ‘suddenly’ from ‘heart insufficiency’. Yet, the Armenian side is sure the captive was tortured and demands an independent forensic examination with involvement of international experts.

“We are shocked by the killing of resident of Tavush region Karen Petrosyan in Baku and extend our condolences to his family and friends”, Balayan said. Introducing a young peasant as a raider, humiliating him is against both the international law and ordinary morals, he said.

This barbarian manner of first humiliating the captive before cameras and then killing him is common among terrorists: Azerbaijan continues treading down human values, Balayan told the Armenian service of Radio Liberty. –0--

12:30 11.08.2014

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