Azerbaijani hostages face severe tortures by Armenians: human rights organization
The traces of moral and physical torture could clearly be seen in the videos and photos of Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev, shot during the so-called trial process, France-based International Committee on Human Rights Protection (CIPDH) said in its article regarding the Azerbaijanis taken hostage in the occupied Azerbaijani territories by Armenians.
In the article, the human rights organization noted that more than 25 years have passed since the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict reached its military phase and Azerbaijan faced with the military aggression of the Armenian occupiers, ethnic cleansing policy against Azerbaijanis, and all other horrors of war.
The CIPDH described the Armenian occupation of 20 percent of the Azerbaijani territories and killing more than 20,000 Azerbaijani citizens, underlining that hundreds of citizens have been captured and taken hostage.
Among them are three Azerbaijani civilians taken hostage in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan in July 2014, with one of the hostages, Hasan Hasanov, being killed, and the other two – Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev – being subjected to severe physical and moral tortures, the organization noted.
The CIPDH criticized the “trial process”, which didn’t have any legal basis and whose claimed “verdicts” had no legal effects whatsoever.
According to the information given to the families of the hostages through letters, both prisoners have serious health issues, the CIPDH noted. Continue Reading