CRC reps. visit Artsakh leaders held in Azerbaijan

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said its representatives visited the leaders of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) held in Azerbaijan in late February.

Ilaha Huseynova, the head of the Public Relations Department of the ICRC Azerbaijan Office, said on Wednesday that the meetings with the detainees allowed them to communicate with their families.

Eight current and former military and political leaders of Artsakh are being held in Azerbaijani custody, including former Presidents Arayik Harutyunyan, Bako Sahakyan and Arkady Ghukasyan, former State Minister Ruben Vardanyan, presidential advisor David Babayan, National Assembly Speaker David Ishkhanyan, as well as a former Artsakh army commander and his deputy.

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