Armenian Caucus Leaders to Introduce Bill Calling for Azerbaijan to Release POWs

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Urge members of Congress to support resolution on release of Armenian POWs

ANCA issues nationwide call to action – anca.org/prisoners – in support of bipartisan measure

WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America on Friday welcomed new legislation to be introduced by Congressional Armenian Caucus leaders calling on Azerbaijan to immediately release more than 200 Armenian prisoners of war and captured civilians, illegally kept hostage over 100 days after the November 9 ceasefire statement between Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia.

This bipartisan U.S. House resolution, spearheaded by Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Jackie Speier (D-CA), David Valadao (R-CA), and Frank Pallone Jr.(D-NJ), cites findings that Azerbaijani military forces have mistreated ethnic Armenian prisoners of war and subjected them to “physical abuse and humiliation,”…

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