Free the Armenian prisoners of war.

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Free the Armenian prisoners of war!

 

To: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Avenue de la Paix 19,1202 Genève Switzerland

 

As part of international law. I appeal to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for steps to be taken as soon as possible to exchange and release Armenian prisoners of war.

A prisoner of war is a detained person, as defined in Articles 4 and 5 of the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War anqujtej 12 August 1949, as having engaged in Someone who is known to be resilient to be immune to the effects of an occasional conflict.

Pursuant to Article 4 of the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War, a prisoner of war may be one of the following categories:

1) members of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict, as well as members of the militia and voluntary units forming part of those armed forces;

2) members of other militias and other voluntary units, including members of organized resistance movements belonging to one of the Parties to the conflict and operating outside or even within their own territory, provided that these militias or volunteer units, including organized resistance movements correspond to the following conditions:

a) are headed by a person responsible for their subordinates;

b) they wear a permanent and recognizable distinctive sign;

c) carry arms openly;

d) observe in their actions the laws and customs of war;

3) members of the regular armed forces who claim to be under a government or authority not recognized by the Detaining Power;

4) persons accompanying the armed forces, but not belonging directly to them, such as, for example, civilian members of military aircraft crews, war correspondents, suppliers, members of labor divisions or services appointed to look after the military, provided that they have been authorized by the armed forces they are accompanied, the latter being obliged to issue them with an identity card according to the attached model;

 

5) members of the crews of merchant ships, including captains, pilots and apprentices, and members of the crews of civil aircraft of the Parties to the conflict, unless they are entitled to more favorable treatment under other provisions of international law;

6) the population of the unoccupied territory, which, when the enemy approaches, takes up arms spontaneously in order to resist the invasion, and has not had time to organize into regular armed forces, if it openly carries arms and obeys the laws and customs of war.

Article 13 of the Convention provides that prisoners of war must at all times be treated humanely. Prisoners of War Must be under medical care (Articles 30 et seq.).

 

I would like to call on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to take immediate action on the rights of prisoners of war. The materials published on the Internet by the citizens of Azerbaijan prove that - the rights of the Armenian prisoners are not respected. I also appeal to the Azerbaijani government, through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to immediately release prisoners of war and hand over the bodies of the fallen.

I am ready to come to Karabakh and Artsakh for the exchange of prisoners as part of the red cross. That the Geneva Convention and international law are respected.

I am asking for an intervention in this matter.

Free the Armenian prisoners of war!

Tomasz Lech Buczek