YEREVAN (Armenpress)—The preliminary investigation of criminal cases that violated international humanitarian law during the Azerbaijani aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh in early April is underway at the General Military Investigative Department of Armenia, stated the press service of the Investigative Committee.
Under the mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, the 18 bodies of Armenian soldiers were transferred to the Armenian side on April 10. The external examination of the bodies recorded traces of tortures and vandalism.
Forensic examinations have been appointed to find out the causes of the death of each Armenian soldier.
“By now we have the conclusions of the forensic examinations of 7 soldiers, which prove the violation of international humanitarian law by the Azerbaijani side,” read the press release issued by the investigative committee.
According to “N 0411/20” conclusion documents, a 30-year old Armenian major was beheaded while he was alive. Both wrists of the major were also cut off when he was alive.
According to “N 034/1” and “N 02” conclusion documents, two more Armenian servicemen were beheaded after being killed.
Additional information will be provided after the conclusions of the forensic examinations of the other servicemen are completed.