PACE calls on Azerbaijan to release Armenian POWs, civilian captives and open Lachin corridor


YEREVAN, JANUARY 27, ARTSAKHPRESS. On January 26, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted the “The progress of the Assembly’s monitoring procedure (January-December 2022)” resolution. The amendments proposed by the Armenian delegation were adopted by vote. The amendments pertain to the immediate release of Armenian POWs by Azerbaijan and implementation of the interim measures indicated by the ECHR regarding Lachin corridor, the Permanent Representation of Armenia to the Council of Europe said in a statement.

Particularly, the resolution states “The Assembly notes the committee’s continued attention to the developments concerning relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Assembly takes note of the most recent urgent notice of the European Court of Human Rights sent to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe calling for the monitoring of Azerbaijan’s implementation of its decision of 21 December 2022 regarding the Lachin Corridor, and calls for the immediate and full implementation of the interim measures decided by the Court. The Assembly is also monitoring the situation around the Armenian prisoners of war and civilian captives who are still detained in Azerbaijan. The Assembly calls upon Azerbaijan to immediately release all detainees.”

On January 26, debates were held at PACE on the humanitarian consequences of the blockade of the Lachin corridor by Azerbaijan.

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