UN office in Yerevan and migration agency looking into what to do with Azerbaijani family seeking political asylum in Armenia

UN office in Yerevan and migration agency looking into what to do with Azerbaijani family seeking political asylum in Armenia

YEREVAN, January 31. / ARKA /. The UN Office in Yerevan and the Armenian migration agency are looking into what to do with an Azerbaijani family that has crossed into Armenia from neighboring Georgia to seek political asylum here, the National Security Service of Armenia reported.

It said Javid Orudjev, 37, a resident of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, his wife and their three children crossed into Armenia through Bagratashen border crossing on Armenian-Georgian border on January 29 requesting asylum here.

Orudjev said he and his family had come under the pressure of Azerbaijani security services after he married a resident of Baku Roya Mirzoeva, born in 1983, who has Armenian roots. According to him, he was forced to cooperate with Azerbaijani special services and collect intelligence on Armenia and its armed forces through his wife's relatives living in other countries.

He said after realizing that he and his family’s lives were threatened he made an unsuccessful attempt to settle in one of the European countries, but was deported back to Baku to come under greater pressure of security agencies. 

“Caught in such a desperate situation, Orudjev decided to request political asylum from the Armenian authorities, " the National Security Service of Armenia says. -0-

18:26 31.01.2014

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