On November 22nd, the Office of the Human Rights Defender of Armenia received a signal that a few days prior the Azeri military beheaded an Armenian soldier.
The Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan urgently initiated an investigation into this report and published the results.
In the course of the commenced production, it turned out that on October 16, at about 13:00, a serviceman of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces called the brother of the Armenian soldier and said that the latter was with them, they beheaded him and intend to post the corresponding photo on the Internet.
Subsequently, a few hours later, the brother of the killed Armenian soldier found the deceased’s photo published on his page on the social network.
“We are convinced that it was the servicemen of the Azerbaijani army who posted the picture of the Armenian soldier on his page on the social network. The brother of the deceased spoke twice on the phone with the Azerbaijani military, who mocked him, tried to humiliate him in every possible way, spoke the language of enmity and hatred. human rights brother of the deceased Armenian soldier, calls were made from the phone number of the deceased. These are cruel and barbaric, openly terrorist methods,” Tatoyan said.
The Human Rights Defender of Armenia also recorded other cases of torture and barbarism by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, and work in this direction continues. All data are duly documented and will be submitted to the relevant international bodies.
“The perpetrators of such crimes must inevitably be punished to the fullest extent of international criminal law,” the Ombudsman said.
Earlier, the Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan stated that he had at his disposal two videos and photographs demonstrating the cruel, inhuman treatment of Armenian prisoners of war by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
As the defender of human rights of Armenia noted, these footage shows how the Azerbaijani military humiliate people, and then kill them with special cynicism and cruelty. The speech of the representatives of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces is filled with hatred of the Armenians.
These videos were replicated on the Internet by Azerbaijani sources, children and elderly people could see them.
Then, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry issued a denial, stating that the department had nothing to do with these videos.
After that, these records began to be deleted from Azerbaijani sources. However, the staff of the human rights defender of Armenia recorded all sources in a timely manner.
The experts of the ombudsman’s office have established the exact place and hour of the crimes committed by the Azerbaijani military. As the Ombudsman noted, videos and photographs are already considered incontrovertible legal evidence of a war crime.
“Video recordings and photographs with the necessary description will be sent to international structures,” the ombudsman said in a statement.
Separately, to prove that the Armenian side was also cruel with the Azerbaijani soldiers, a video was released purportedly showing an Azerbaijani soldier being tortured.
The video shows a bloodied Azerbaijani soldier being slapped so as not to black out by medical personnel.
We gave the Armenians a safe passage & 20 days they could leave our territories.Touched no one.
Aze/i soldiers #Amin,#Bayram& others detained as prisoners of war are being tortured in Armenian captivity.@ICRC pls,#bringbackAmin #bringbackBayram & others
— Ali Alizada 🇦🇿 (@Ali_F_Alizada) November 21, 2020
The part of the video that’s shown makes it appear as if he is being treated roughly.
The entire video, however, is a report by Anna News in which it is shown how the Azerbaijani soldier is provided with medical aid.
Purely due to coincidence, of course, Anna News is now entirely banned for access from Azerbaijan soil.
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