Azerbaijan Hands Over Captive to Armenia

Captured Armenian citizen Sargis Ananyan

YEREVAN—Azerbaijan has returned Armenian citizen Sargis Ananyan to Armenia, an Azerbaijani government agency dealing with prisoners of war and missing persons reported.

Zara Amatuni, Spokesperson for the Yerevan Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross, confirmed the news to Public Radio of Armenia.

She refrained from providing further details about Ananyan’s health condition and his current whereabouts.

Sargis Ananyan, born in 1961, was detained on August 26 after he crossed the Armenia-Azerbaijan border from the town of Noyemberian near the Azerbaijani village of Kamerli. He was arrested by Azeri authorities and held in Azerbaijan.

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