19 Armenian Civilians & Servicemen Held As Prisoners-Of-War Have Been Tortured & Killed By Azerbaijani Servicemen.

19 Armenian Prisoners-Of-War were tortured and killed by Azerbaijani servicemen after the end of the 44-day Artsakh war, informs lawyers Artak Zeynalyan and Siranush Sahakyan who represent the captives at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

The full statement runs as follows,

“During the Second Artsakh War, which was started on September 27, 2020, as well as after the signing of the tripartite agreement on November 9, 2020, Armenian civilians and servicemen continued to be taken prisoner by Azerbaijan.

Nineteen of those Prisoners-Of-War, who have appeared in captivity, have been tortured and killed by the Azerbaijani servicemen, which is a war crime.

Zeynalyan and Sahakyan have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding the facts of torture and killing of prisoners-of-war and detainees.

Below is the list of the killed Armenian servicemen and civilians:

Civilians:

Eduard Shahgeldyan

Arsen Gharakhanyan

Benik Hakobyan

Yelena Hakobyan

Serzhik Vardanyan

Ella Vardanyan

Genadi Petrosyan

Yurik Asryan

Misha Movsisyan

Anahit Movsisyan

Nina Davtyan

Misha Melkumyan

Soldiers:

Erik Mkhitaryan

Gagik Mkrtchyan

Arayik Poghosyan

Vardges Ghazaryan

Yuri Adamyan

Arthur Manvelyan

Narek Babayan”

Photo by 2020 AP Photo

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