The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

More than 6,000 Azerbaijanis taken captive and hostage by Armenia

More than 6,000 Azerbaijanis taken captive and hostage by Armenia

24.02.2016

APA. Investigations revealed that more than 6,000 Azerbaijani citizens were taken captive and hostage by Armenian armed forces, Eldar Samadov, the deputy head of the working group of Azerbaijan's State Commission on prisoners of war, hostages and missing persons, told reporters on Wednesday.

He said that as many as 1,435 Azerbaijani citizens have been released from the Armenian captivity so far.

“At present, 3,860 Azerbaijani citizens are listed as captives and hostages. The figure includes 3,162 servicemen and 698 civilians including 60 children, 249 women and 303 elderly people,” Samadov added.

Some 68 Azerbaijani citizens have been released from captivity for a large amount of money, according to Samadov. “There are also facts that Azerbaijani citizens held in captivity are involved in the cooperation with the Armenian intelligence agencies through intimidation and blackmail,” he said.

Moreover, 9 Azerbaijani prisoners of war have been sent to a third country unwillingly, he said.