Azerbaijan hands over five Armenian prisoners

Azerbaijan on Thursday (8 September) returned five Armenians prisoners to the Armenian authorities in a process involving the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The National Security Service of Armenia released the names of the five detainees as:

Aghramanian Martin Musheghi, 

Gevorgyan Ashot Artaki

Grigoryan Felix Artashesi

Manukyan Varazdat Anushavani

Hovsepyan Edik Tigrani

"We welcome this action as a step contributing to the normalization of relations," the National Security Service of Armenia said in a statement.

On its part Azerbaijan said that it was returning the prisoners out of humanitarian considerations.

source: with agencies
photo: ICRC facilitated the return of five Armenia prisoners from Azerbaijan back to Armenia