Armenian border guards captivate 3 more Azerbaijanis in Georgia

Our compatriots were released after intervention of Marneuli police. Nothing is known about Sadakhli resident allahverdi palangov, who has been taken to Yerevan ‘We demand the new government of Georgia to accelerate delimitation and demarcation works for specification of the border line between Armenia and Georgia’, Chairman of Sadakhli Revival Union Sabir Mehdiyev told APA’s Georgia bureau. To him, administrative area of Sadakhli executive office includes 5 villages: ‘All these villages with more than 13,000 population are located on the Armenian border and our rights are violated all the time. We are living in fear. Two days ago, the Armenian soldiers detained Burma village resident Kamal Huseynoiv and other two persons and took to a nearby frontier post. The embassy of Azerbaijan has been informed about the incident. They were released after intervention of Marneuli police. How long will it last? We demand the new government of Georgia to accelerate delimitation and demarcation works for specification of the border line between Armenia and Georgia. We do not know where the border line is. Armenian-Georgian border demarcation has not been determined yet. Armenian soldiers commit incident every day. The end of such unacceptable incidents will be bad’. ‘Facts on occupation of Georgian lands by Armenians are also observed in the territories settled by Armenians: ‘Agkorpu village is situated on the border with Armenia. This village is settled by Armenians. The village is located 10-15 km far from Sadakhli. Recently, I have been informed that executive office of Agkorpu village filed a petition against Marneuli region executive authority and raised the issue that Armenia occupied 30 hectares of their lands in 2008-2011. They even attached the old map of the lands to the petition. But the region authorities did not believe them. We are working on this matter. We are seeking arguments to prove the facts more clearly. After that, we will raise the issue on what basis Armenia claims that we crossed the border. What are the Georgian border guards doing? 4 our compatriots have disappeared, Armenians have taken our 100 persons, 1,000 cattle, sheep disappeared. Do not Georgian border guards see them?’ Allahverdi Palangov’s cousin Ayaz Palangov told APA that there is no information about Allahverdi: ‘I just contacted with the Georgian parliament member Mahir Derziyev. He told me that power structures of Georgia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs are dealing with the case of Allahverdi Palangov. I only have the information that Armenia accuses Allahverdi Palangov of illegal border crossing’. News.Az