Azerbaijan: 19 Armenian prisoners of war, civilians tortured and killed

May 3, 2021 – 17:23 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – At least 19 of the hundreds of Armenian civilians and servicemen who were taken captive by Azerbaijan during military hostilities in (Nagorno-), have been tortured and killed, which amounts to a war crime, according to the defenders of the rights of Armenian captives in the European Court of Human Rights, Artak Zeynalyan and Siranush Sahakyan.

Civilians captured and killed by Azerbaijan are:

1. Eduard Shahgeldyan

2. Arsen Gharakhanyan

3. Benik Hakobyan

4. Elena Hakobyan

5. Serzhik Vardanyan

6. Ella Vardanyan

7. Genadi Petrosyan

8. Yurik Asryan

9. Misha Movsisyan

10. Anahit Movsisyan

11. Nina Davtyan

12. Misha Melkumyan

Servicemen captured and killed by Azerbaijan are:

13. Erik Mkhitaryan

14. Gagik Mkrtchyan

15. Arayik Poghosyan

16. Vardges Ghazaryan

17. Yuri Adamyan

18. Arthur Manvelyan

19. Narek Babayan

The lawyers said they have applied to the European Court of Human Rights in connection with the torture and murder of prisoners of war and detained persons. According to them, Armenian civilians and prisoners of war were being captured both during and after the war, unleashed by Azerbaijan in September 2020.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev on November 9 signed a statement to end the war in Karabakh after almost 45 days. Under the deal, the Armenian side has returned all the seven regions surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.

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