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.

Ombudsperson asks ICRC president for help retrieve Azerbaijani soldier’s body

Ombudsperson asks ICRC president for help retrieve Azerbaijani soldier’s body


Azerbaijan’s Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsperson) Elmira Suleymanova has sent a letter to the ICRC President Peter Maurer for the return of the body of Azerbaijani soldier Chingiz Gurbanov who was killed by Armenian armed forces on 29 December 2016.

The letter mentions that a reconnaissance group of the Armenian Armed Forces tried to violate the Azerbaijan-Armenia state border on December 29, 2016, the Ombudsperson’s office told APA.

During the clash, Chingiz Gurbanov, a soldier of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, went missing. Then, news came that the Azerbaijani soldier was dead and his body was on the territory controlled by the enemy forces. 

In order to receive the body of the killed soldier, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry has already appealed to the ICRC Azerbaijan Delegation, the OSCE">OSCE Minsk Group, and the Personal Representative of the OSCE">OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk. 

Suleymanova in his letter asked Peter Maurer to assist the efforts to urge Armenia to hand over the soldier’s body on his mandate and in line with international law.