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BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 18. Head of
the British Azerbaijani Community operating in London, Farida
Panakhova, has addressed a letter to UK Foreign Minister James
Cleverly in connection with Azerbaijani soldiers captured in
Armenia, Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Diaspora told
Information on the capture of the Azerbaijani soldiers
Agshin Babirov, born in 2004, and Huseyn Akhundov, born in 2003, is
provided in the letter. Furthermore, attention is attached to the
torture and mistreatment of the soldiers of the Azerbaijani Army.
The incident is assessed as a violation of international
humanitarian laws by Armenia.
Moreover, it is highlighted in the letter that the
relevant international organizations should conduct the
investigation and proper evaluation of the above-mentioned
violence, including the violence committed by Armenia against
Azerbaijani prisoners of war and civilian prisoners, and the 3,890
missing Azerbaijanis over the past 30 years.
It was noted that Armenia does not fulfill its
obligations under crucial international acts, including the Geneva
Convention, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Strongly condemning torture
against Azerbaijani servicemen, the head of the Community called on
the British minister to intervene in this matter.
As noted in the letter, it is important to send a
clear message to the world that the UK will not tolerate violations
of international law. The UK should express solidarity with the
Azerbaijani government, which is making efforts to achieve justice
for our two soldiers.
“We believe that by defending human rights, we can
make the world a safer and fairer place for all”, said the