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No lawsuit will be filed against an Armenian soldier Hakop Injigulyan who fell prisoner in Azerbaijan, Armenia's Defence Minister Seyran Ohanyan said at today's meeting with students and teachers of Yerevan State University.
He emphasized that Injigulyan lost his way and found himself at the Azerbaijani territory. As Armenia does not have direct relations with Azerbaijan, the ICRC had to mediate, he said and added that at present they have been negotiating to take Injigulyan back to his native land. "Armenia has never given trial to the lost servicemen, and Injigulyan will not be an exclusion", - the minister said. He did not rule out that pressure could be imposed upon Injigulyan in Azerbaijan, for this reason, the latter was forced to come forward with an anti-Armenian interview to APA. "His parents reiterated many times that their son was happy to serve in the Armenian armed forces and had no reason for making such statements", - Ohanyan said.
To recall, a soldier of the Armenian Armed Forces, Hakop Injigulyan, lost his way and fell in capture on the night of 7-8 August.
Artsrun Hovhannisyan, spokesperson of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, has said in a statement that a criminal case has been initiated on the fact of Hakob Injighulyan's not returning back to his military postunder Article 365 Paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia.
"Preliminary investigation findings have not established corpus delictiin Hakob Injighulyan's actions. It was justified and proved that Injighulyan appeared on the territory under the protection of the Azerbaijani forces exceptionally in the result of losing his bearings on the terrain, and he will not be subject to criminal prosecution upon his repatriation," the statement reads.