MFA: After November 10 statement, anyone detained in Azerbaijan cannot be considered POWs

MFA: After November 10 statement, anyone detained in Azerbaijan cannot be considered POWs
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“Following the end of the conflict, marked by the signing of the Trilateral Statement of 10 November 2020, anyone detained in Azerbaijan cannot be considered POWs,” it has been reflected in the commentary by the MFA of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the alleged cases of mistreatment with Armenian POWs as reported by Human Rights Watch, APA reports. 

“Those sent by Armenia to the territory of Azerbaijan with the aim of engaging in sabotage and terrorist activities in the period after the signing of the mentioned trilateral statement, are not and cannot be considered as POWs in accordance with international humanitarian law and are liable under the criminal law of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Detainees are being treated in accordance with international human rights law, and Azerbaijani law upholding their rights.

To reiterate, Azerbaijan has returned all detainees classified as POWs,” MFA of Azerbaijan said.

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