Former Armenian HRD Collecting Evidence of Azerbaijani War Crimes
Former Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan, in a Facebook post today, writes that he is collecting and verifying evidence (photos, videos) of Azerbaijani war crimes based on the torture and murder of Armenian servicemen.
Research proves that Azerbaijani soldiers act on the same principle as in April war of 2016 and 44-Day-War of 2020. They act with extreme cruelty, cynically, and with confidence that not only will they not be punished, but they will be praised by their leaders.
For example, in one video, an Armenian female soldier was stripped and tortured, mutilated.
Then, Azerbaijani soldiers marked the name of the Azerbaijani special forces – "YAŞMA" or “YASHMA” – on the tortured body of the same Armenian woman and the crimes committed by them.
In the same video, they mention in Azerbaijani that they killed two more Armenian female soldiers and show the tortured body of one of them. The details of both this and other cases are not presented in this publication and will be presented to the relevant international institutions.
These brutalities were filmed and purposely published through Azerbaijani social media channels so that these videos would spread in the Armenian domain in order to terrorize people.
The purpose of our verifying of evidence that justify the Azerbaijani war crimes is to provide real grounds for the criminal prosecution and punishment of the Azerbaijani authorities.
Evidence on the damage caused to the civilian population is also being collected.
It is absolutely clear:
These atrocities are not individual crimes, but the consequences of the unified state policy of hatred of the Azerbaijani authorities. They are the links of a single chain. The torturers even use the same expressions as the Azerbaijani officials. Not only has this policy not stopped, but it has deepened, reaching outright fascism. And all of this is encouraged by absolute impunity for these vicious crimes.
In this situation, we should not allow ourselves to be numbed by false pacifism.
It simply serves the Azerbaijani interests and assists them in concealing their own insidious intentions with the veil of peace.