“Sinjar” Yazidi National Union reports that Yazidi soldier Tosun Amoyan, born in the village of Charchakis in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, has been sent back to Nagorno-Karabakh without undergoing necessary surgery and treatment.
Back in March, Sinjar head Boris Murazi had addressed an open letter to Armenia's Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan alerting the official that the conscript was forced to continue military service despite having serious health problems. Several days later, Amoyan was transferred from a NKR military unit to the Central Military Hospital in Yerevan and was sent back to service after a 10-day treatment.
According to the conscript's father, Rzgan Amoyan, his son has hand problems and is unable to lift and carry heavy weights: “My son is not trying to escape from military service, and my only request is that he undergo surgery. He needed the surgery even before he was drafted, but nothing was done. My son's health condition was not checked at the military commissariat; he was sent to some hospital where they assured us that there was nothing wrong with him and wished him a good service,” the father told DengeEzdia.com.
Amoyan added that he a later check-up at Margaryan hospital showed that his son needed a surgery, but the commissariat refused to give the conscript a referral for free treatment and sent him to Karabakh, claiming that Amoyan was fine and there was nothing to keep him from service. “When his condition deteriorated, he was transferred to Muratsan hospital [in Yerevan] but was sent back to Karabakh 10 days later.”