The National Security Service of Armenia (NSS) opened a criminal case under Art. 329 - an illegal crossing of the state border - and 131 - kidnapping - of the Criminal Code of Armenia amid the fact that 30-year-old resident of the village of Nerkin Khndzoresk Narek Sardaryan ended up in Azerbaijan.
The information was confirmed by the NSS in response to a request from Armenpress.
The Armenian citizen, born in 1990, disappeared on the pasture in the Syunik province, bordering on the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.
According to the NSS, Sardaryan got lost while searching for the missing cattle and crossed to the territory of Nakhichevan, where he was taken prisoner. Sardaryan is characterized as a patriot, calm and hardworking person, he has never had problems neither with the local government nor with law enforcement agencies.
Sardaryan has family and minor children. present, appropriate measures are being taken to return Narek Sardaryan to Armenia. On July 22, the European Court of Human Rights upheld the claim for urgent action in the case of Narek Sardaryan.