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Lawyer Sahakyan: ‘Azerbaijan fabricates legal grounds for holding captive Armenians’

No Armenian prisoner who is illegally detained in Azerbaijani prisons will avoid illegal trials, lawyer and human rights advocate Siranush Sahakyan believes.

According to her, international humanitarian law demands that all prisoners be released immediately after the end of active hostilities. If this does not happen, new cases will be fabricated against these prisoners. Currently, Azerbaijan has confirmed holding 33 Armenian prisoners of war and civilians. Philanthropist and public figure Ruben Vardanyan is one of them.