Reference : V-P-AM-E-00281
Date : 02/11/2012
Country/Region : ARMENIA
Caption : Gyumri town. Anya, mother of Vahan who went missing in 1995 at the age of 21 while serving with the military in Nagorny Karabakh. In the background are members of the local branch of the Armenian Red Cross Society.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
Vahan's parents would like clarification as to what happened to their son. According to his mother, they received a call from the army in May 1995 informing them that he deserted. But after her own investigation, which revealed a lot of conflicting information as to what may have happened to her son, she finally received a letter from the Ministry of Defence (shown here) stating that her son went missing during military duty on 24 May, 1995. No further details have been given. This lack of information and discrepancies lead his parents to think that perhaps he may still be alive.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour