Body of Azerbaijani citizen killed on border with Kazakhstan to be repatriated

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement on the repatriation of an Azerbaijani citizen killed on the border with Kazakhstan.

“Gahraman Ibrahimov was killed on April 30, 2020 as a result of the use of weapons during the detention of Azerbaijani citizens by coast guards of the border service of the Kazakh National Security Committee,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the warship of the border service on the Mangistau region of the Kazakh National Security Committee with the body of Gahraman Ibrahimov and the representatives of the Azerbaijani diplomatic mission onboard set off on May 5 to transfer the body to the Azerbaijani side.

“The body will be transferred to the warship of the Azerbaijani State Border Service in the international waters of the Caspian Sea,” the statement said. “After the body is returned to Azerbaijan, it will be transferred to the man's family.”

“The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry received a diplomatic note from the Kazakh Foreign Ministry,” the statement said. “In this note, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry expressed condolences to the family of Gahraman Ibrahimov, who was killed during the incident. The Kazakh side also said that it will thoroughly and objectively investigate the mentioned incident and will inform Azerbaijan about its results.”


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