Investigation into criminal case over Khojaly genocide conducted in uncoordinated manner: military prosecutor

22.02.2017 | 16:29


The investigation into the criminal case filed over the Khojalygenocide was carried out in an uncoordinated manner, some pieces of evidence disappeared, Azerbaijan’s Military Prosecutor Khanlar Valiyev told reporters in Baku Feb. 22, APA reported.


He said the investigation was not carried out in the right direction earlier. “We updated proceedings of the criminal case in 2005. A special investigative unit was established. We revealed many facts of torture during the investigation,” he added.


The military prosecutor noted that with the participation of international experts, Azerbaijan is conducting an estimation of the damage caused to Azerbaijan as a result of the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent district by Armenia.


Valiyev stressed that the Armenian army committed genocide in Baghanis-Ayrim village of Gazakh district twice.


“I have worked in Gazakh. Residents of Gazakh district stood firm against the Armenians. The Armenians started to commit acts of genocide against us not at the end of 1988, but from the beginning of the 20th century,” he said.


Valiyev added that he considered all the criminal cases filed against the Armenians while working in the Ganja city prosecutor’s office.


On February 25-26, 1992, the Armenian armed forces, together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops, stationed in Khankendi, committed an act of genocide against the population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly. As many as 613 people, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people were killed as a result of the massacre. Eight families were totally exterminated, 130 children lost one parent and 25 children lost both. A total of 487 civilians became disabled as a result of the onslaught. Some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people still remains unknown.



German Sterlıgov has been detained in Moscow

31.08.2015 | 22:05


Businessman German Sterligov has been detained at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.

“He arrived in Moscow from Yerevan at 5 a.m. on Monday and was detained after crossing the state border,” Sterligov’s lawyer said.

He explained that Sterligov might have been detained because his name was on the inter-state wanted list.

German Sterligov has been put on the international wanted list by Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office. Businessman charged under articles 281.2 and 318.2 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.

Russian businessman German Sterligov and his family members illegally visited Azerbaijani lands occupied by Armenia, Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office said earlier.


OSCE MG co-chairmen, Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs to discuss Karabakh conflict settlement

29.04.2015 | 18:25


The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen will meet with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov in Paris on April 29 and 30, US co-chairman James Warlick tweeted.

He said that the sides will discuss the steps toward the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council’s four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.