June 8, 2021 - 18:18 AMT
Armenia applies to ECHR over Azerbaijan's capture of one more soldier

Armenia has applied to the European Court of Human Rights to ensure respect of the fundamental human rights of the Armenian serviceman captured by the Azerbaijani forces on Tuesday, June 8, the country's Representative before the ECHR reveals.

The Ministry of Defense said a member of the Armenian military, private A. Katanyan, lost his bearings due to fog and found himself in areas currently under the control of the Azerbaijani forces.

The request submitted to the ECHR aims to ensure respect for the captive’s rights to life and prohibition of torture envisaged by the European Convention on Human Rights.

On the morning of May 12, the armed forces of Azerbaijan violated the border of Armenia in the southern province of Syunik, advancing 3.5 kilometers and surrounding Sev Lake, which is situated on the border between the two countries but is predominantly a part of Armenia. On May 13, the Azerbaijani military committed more border violations against Armenia, advancing near Vardenis (Gegharkunik province) and Sisian (Syunik province). One Armenian serviceman was killed in Azerbaijan’s shooting on May 25, while six others were captured on May 27.