by Karina Manukyan
Armenian Health Minister Derenik Dumanyan instructed to hold a consultation to assess the health conditions of Mamikon Khojoyan, Armenian captive returned by Azerbaijan.
As press-service of the Ministry reported, a trauma surgeon is heading to Ijevan. If necessary, Khojoyan will undergo treatment in the hospital in Yerevan, Dumanyan said.
Mamikon Khojoyan, 77, a resident of Verin Karmiraghbyur village of Armenia’s Tavush Region, was taken captive by Azerbaijan on January 28. He suffers from mental illness. Azerbaijan returned the elderly to Armenia on Tuesday.
To recall, earlier Emil Brutyan, a physician at the Ijevan Medical Centre, told Arminfo that after returning from the Azerbaijani captivity Mamikon Khojoyan cannot move independently. Brutyan said that Mamikon Khojoyan has bodily traces of violence. It is not ruled out that he is under the influence of a strong stress as he did not recognize his relatives and was awkward in his speech. The physician did not rule out that the former captive was injected psychotropic medications. After the examination multiple bruises, fractures and injuries were found on his body.