Azerbaijani conscript dies during army maneuvers
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||6 March 2013|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Azerbaijani conscript dies during army maneuvers, 6 March 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/513dd1df23.html [accessed 11 December 2013]|
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March 06, 2013
By RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service
BAKU – Azerbaijani officials say an army conscript has died during military maneuvers in the country's mountainous northwestern, becoming the third recruit to die in a week.
Defense Ministry officials told RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service that Elman Aliyev died early on March 6.
No more details were given.
Investigations are under way.
One of the recent conscript deaths was a suicide and another was killed by a field mine.
Prompted by the death of conscript Ceyhun Qubadov, Azerbaijani activists in January launched a campaign to raise awareness about the deaths of conscripts in the army.
Army officials initially said Qubadov died of a heart attack, but Qubadov's relatives published photos of his body that appeared to show evidence of violence.
Authorities have subsequently launched an investigation.