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Crimes against peace and humanity


of grave and especially grave crimes against peace and humanity committed by Armenian armed forces and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh and other occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Since 1988 the forcible expulsion of the local population of Azerbaijani nationality living in Nagorno-Karabakh and other occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan from their legal places of residence, looting and destruction of material resources, cultural monuments in settlements and state facilities, horrific torture of Azerbaijani captives and hostages, cruel treatment of civilians and other persons protected by international humanitarian law, genocide, deportation, torture by killing members of a group in order to destroy them in whole or in part as a group, and other crimes against peace and humanity, as well as premeditated murder, sabotage, terrorism and other especially grave have been committed by the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia and the Armenian armed forces illegally operating in Nagorno-Karabakh:
From September 1988 to early 1992, Karkijahan settlement was regularly shelled by illegal Armenian armed forces, servicemen illegally imported from the Republic of Armenia and servicemen of the 366th motorized infantry regiment of the CIS stationed in Khankendi using military equipment - tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and other weapons and ammunition. They carried out armed raids on the homes of Azerbaijanis, brutally killed unarmed civilians, including women, who were unable to resist, opened fire and tortured them with firearms, destroyed, burned and looted buildings and property belonging to the state, public administration, organizations and enterprises, the population. As a result, 16 residents of Karkijahan settlement, including 3 women, were killed, Karkijahan settlement was completely destroyed, state institutions, enterprises and organizations, as well as citizens suffered material damage totaling 22,335,450 manats.
On March 24, 1990, at around 3 o'clock in the morning, a group of armed Armenian residents of Baghanis village, Noyemberyan district, the Republic of Armenia intensively opened fire on Baghanis-Ayrim village of Gazakh district, Azerbaijan Republic with large-caliber firearms, machine guns, submachine guns and grenade launchers. At around 08:00, they entered the village with various vehicles, Ural petrol trucks, UAZ, Kamaz, Gaz-53 dump trucks and fired at the villagers in their homes and on the street. As a result, Asliyev Dadash Bayram, born in 1915, Asliyeva Pakiza Gulu, born in 1927, Asgarova Havakhanim Dadash, born in 1959, Adigozalova Alya Dadash, born in 1963 and a 39-day-old baby from the civilian population were killed. Adigozalov Hafiz Ramiz, born in 1942, Maharramov Almammad Gulmammad, born in 1942 and a policeman of Gazakh district Internal Affairs Office, Ahmadov Majid Oktay, born in 1965, were shot dead. Then they cut D.Asliyev, B.Asliyeva, A.Adigozalova, H.Asgarova, H.Adigozalov and A.Maharramov’s abdomens, filled them with stones and gravel, collected the corpses in the barn in D.Asliyev's yard and poured gasoline on them and burned them. Later, they wounded Adigozalov Mulkadar Israfil and Ahmadov Ziraddin Musa, residents of Baghanis-Ayrim village, opened fire with various firearms, poured gasoline and set fire to 12 houses in Baghanis-Ayrim village. They destroyed the school building of the village, rendered it unusable, looted the cattle of the villagers and the collective farm, as well as their personal houses and jewelry, and caused material damage to the villagers in the amount of 578,072 rubles.
Population of 438 residents in Baghanis-Ayrim village, Gazakh district were expelled from their native lands, 7 of them were killed and 2 were injured.
On the night of December 14-15, 1991, Armenian armed groups using firearms, BMP, BTR armored vehicles and tanks attacked the Azerbaijani village of Jamilli in Askeran district, killing two people and wounding one. They destroyed all the buildings in the village, including public catering buildings, individual houses of citizens, and looted the property of the villagers. As a result of the occupation of Jamilli village, 596 villagers were displaced from their native lands.
On December 22, 1991, at around 07:00, members of the Armenian armed forces opened fire on the Azerbaijani village of Meshali in Askeran district with large-caliber firearms, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, machine guns, firearms and submachine guns, fired on homes and streets, killing 25 Azerbaijanis. 14 people were injured, 2 people were taken hostage, 41 houses, buildings of state, public administration, enterprises and organizations were set on fire, livestock of villagers and collective farms, grain and other food products, state and private vehicles, 80 tons grain and spare parts warehouses, a village shop were looted. The village suffered material damage totaling 5 million 496 thousand manats, and 358 villagers were deported.
On February 11, 1992, 10 civilians (6 from Malibeyli, 4 from Gushchular) were killed as a result of shelling of Malibeyli and Gushchular villages, Shusha district by artillery, missiles, machine guns, automatic weapons and armored vehicles, 5 civilians (2 from Malibeyli, 3 from Gushchular) could not leave the village and went missing. 45 people (25 from Malibeyli, 20 from Gushchular) were seriously wounded by Armenian armed forces with machine guns and other firearms while walking in the direction of Abdal-Gulabli village, Aghdam district. 9 villagers (3 from Malibeyli, 6 from Gushchular) were released at different times after being taken hostage and tortured by Armenians and died as a result of torture. 
In addition, on February 7, 1992, 10 Russian and 1 Ukrainian soldiers serving in the 366th CIS regiment in Khankendi were forced by Armenian officers serving in this regiment to open fire from armored vehicles they controlled into Azerbaijani villages. Refusing, they fled to the village of Malibeyli. On February 11, 1992, these soldiers, together with the villagers, left Malibeyli village and headed for Abdal-Gulabli village. In order to evacuate the civilian population from the armed post organized by the Armenian militants at the Gara-Tepe cross point in the Armenian-inhabited village of Harov, Askeran district, 3 of those soldiers, who tied the white shirt of one of the villagers to a tree and held it as a flag, were shot dead by Armenian militants on their way to the post office for talks. 
As a result of the occupation, 2,223 Azerbaijanis from Malibeyli village and 844 Azerbaijanis from Gushchular village were deported, and 35 billion 195 million 478 thousand 249 manats damage was caused to Gushchular and Malibeyli villages (equivalent to the current exchange rate).
Since 1989, Armenian armed gangs have been firing on Garadaghli village, Khojavand district with heavy equipment, grenades, machine guns and other firearms, keeping the population in fear and anxiety. From that time until February 14, 1992, 889 villagers were forcibly deported from their homes due to the burning of houses and the impossibility of living in the village. During the armed attack of Garadaghli village of Khojavand district by Armenian armed bandits on February 14-17, 1992, 104 people were taken hostage, 67 residents of Garadaghli village, including 9 children, 10 women, 14 men over 60, and 34 young people were killed, 5 people were missing, 37 people were injured. During the occupation of the village, more than 200 private houses, 1 culture house, 2 library buildings, 1 school building, 1 hospital building, a historical monument, other state facilities, as well as 250 hectares of forest strip were burned and material damage in the amount of 60,666,000 US dollars were inflicted to the state and population.
On February 25, 1992, at about 10 pm, armed forces, foreign mercenaries and illegal armed groups of nationalist Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh, illegally transferred from Armenia to the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, together with personnel and military equipment of the 366th Motorized Rifle Regiment stationed in Khankendi attacked Khojaly city. More than 90 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, artillery, D-30 howitzers and other modern military equipment were used.
As a result, 613 Khojaly residents, including 63 children and 106 women, were tortured to death, 8 families were completely destroyed and 487 people were injured. 1275 residents - the elderly, children, women - were taken hostage, the fate of 150 of them, including 68 women and 26 children, is still unknown.
Illegal Armenian armed forces on roads, crossings and forests due to ethnicity brutally persecuted Azerbaijanis who managed to escape the blockade. The following unimaginable facts of torture committed by Armenians, foreign mercenaries and servicemen of the 366th Regiment against Azerbaijanis: peeling of the scalp, removal of eyes, crushing people under the caterpillars of military equipment, cutting off ears, noses, genitals, beheading of Azerbaijanis on Armenian graves, torture of women, the elderly, and children, the cutting of women's breasts, and other inhumane, barbaric acts.
The amount of material damage caused to the state and citizens of Azerbaijan during the Khojaly genocide was only -144,730,267 manats or 170,270,816 US dollars.
During the period from February to October 1988, 60 Azerbaijanis working at the Khankendi city shoe factory were dismissed from their jobs at the initiative and under the leadership of factory officials. In January-June 1988, Azerbaijani teachers and students of the Pedagogical Institute named after "60 years of Azerbaijan" located in Khankendi were expelled from the institute and completely expelled from the city of Khankendi.
From September 1988 to May 15, 1991, Armenian nationals evicted 24 Azerbaijani families from Dashbulag village and 20 from Hasanabad village, Askeran district by threatening to kill them and spreading rumors. They burned and destroyed a large amount of their property.
One person was killed and three others were wounded when a Jiguli car was fired upon by Armenian armed forces on the 141st km of the Lachin-Yevlakh road on October 4, 1989 at around 2 p.m.
On November 17, 1989, Suleymanov Teyyub Farrukh, a 10th grade student of Tugh village, was stabbed to death by Armenians in front of Tugh village secondary school in Khojavand district.
As a result of regular attacks and raids by Armenian armed groups from Tugh village, Khojavand district from 1989 to 1991, more than 1,000 Azerbaijanis were forcibly relocated from their legal places of residence. As a result of the burning and destruction of residential buildings, government facilities, educational institutions and other facilities, the state and the population suffered material damage in the amount of $ 65,283,000 at current rates. 
From November 1989 to October 1991, 243 families were forcibly deported from Khojavand village, Khojavand district by Armenian armed groups, state facilities, buildings and houses were set on fire. As a result, the state and the population suffered material damage in the amount of $ 15,114,000 at current rates.
On September 8, 1990, at around 7-8 in the morning, three residents of Kohnakend village, Lachin district were shot by Armenian militants in the oak forest on the side of the road while driving on the road passing through Alijan village, Lachin district. As a result, 2 people died at the scene and 1 was injured.
On October 21, 1990, Maharramov Tavakkul Adil, a resident of Aghamus village, Lachin district, was grazing about 400 sheep belonging to the villagers when he was killed by Armenian armed gangs and his sheep were looted.
On November 28, 1990 at about 5 p.m. Armenian armed groups Kh.M.Shammadova grazing sheep between Dashbulag village, Askeran district and Khojaly city was attacked with a firearm. By seizing 53 sheep worth a total of 50,000 manats she was taken hostage and held hostage for seven days, tortured and subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment.
On January 9, 1991, at about 6 o'clock in the morning, the commander of the reconnaissance regiment of military unit 44682, Lieutenant Colonel Larionov Oleg Mikhailovich, the chief of staff of the military commandant's office of Lachin district, Major Ivanov Igor Yuriyevich, the correspondent of "Azerbaijan Youth" newspaper Asgarova Salatin Aziz on the way from Lachin district to Shusha district in a UAZ-469 car with license plate number 30-14 NB belonging to the same military unit, driven by Sergeant Goyek Ivan Ivanovich, on the bridge at 141 km of the Yevlakh-Lachin road, were shot to death by Armenian armed groups from various weapons.
On February 3, 1991, with the help of a military unit around Kirov village, Shusha district, 3 submachine guns, a pistol, a machine gun, 7 carbines, 3 hand grenades, a hand grenade launcher, 17 military grenades, 78 explosives, 2012 cartridges, 34 kg of ammonite and other types of ammunition were found and seized in an underground warehouse. On May 24, 1991, two F-1 grenades and an RKG-40 explosive device were found and seized in the apartment of Osepyan Yenok Rubenovich.
On the night of March 3-4, 1991, at about 00:40, Armenian nationals entered Shusha city water supply station and reservoir in the area called "Asgardarasi" in the territory of Nabilar village, Shusha district. The Nabilar-Shusha water pipeline was blown up in an unknown way.
On March 14, 1991, Armenian armed groups equipped with firearms and hiding in a vineyard near the cemetery near the road from Aghdam to Askeran settlement at around 8.30, attacked a PAZ-672 bus with registration number 73-58 traveling on the Aghdam-Shusha route. As a result, 3 passengers were killed and 2 were injured.
On April 18, 1991 at 8 p.m. Humbatov Namig Hasan, field commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, policeman Ismayilov Chingiz Arshad, Imayev Aynur Rashidovich and Igor Shelnikov, ordinary soldiers of the 3673 military unit of the USSR MIA seconded to Fuzuli district, on UAZ-452, registration number 91-25 AQM, belonging to the district central hospital, and driven by Aghayev Alvan Arshad, were on the way to the checkpoint No.1 in Yukhari Divanalilar village, Fuzuli district. In the territory of Shaumyan collective farm of Khojavand district, 300 meters before the Armenian Church "Amaras", Armenian militants intensively fired from automatic weapons and grenade launchers, as a result of which N.Humbatov, A.Imayev and A.Aghayev died at the scene, Ch.Ismayilov and I.Shelnikov were injured.
On April 23, 1991, at about 04:00, the city of Shusha was shelled from the Armenian villages located in the lower part of Shushukend and Topkhana forests of Askeran district. As a result, Shusha city, citizens' apartments, including Govharagha mosque, city polyclinic, Shusha district state insurance inspectorate building, Jidir Duzu located in the north-west of Shusha city were severely damaged.
On April 26, 1991, at about 09.00, in the area between Gurzallar and Armenian Borisi villages of Goranboy district, police officers and villagers defending Sarusu village of Khanlar district were fired by Armenian gangs with large-caliber machine guns, submachine guns and other firearms. 2 police officers and 1 resident of Sarisu village were killed and 1 villager was injured.
On June 21, 1991, Armenian nationals attacked Garibov Marif Atash, a resident of Bashguneypeya village, Aghdara district, and veterinarian of M.F.Akhundov collective farm in Gozlu village of the district, cut off both his ears and shot him dead.
Sharifov Yagub Kamal, a shepherd of the sheep farm of the collective farm named after M.F.Akhundov in the territory of Gozlu village, Aghdara (formerly Mardakert) district, was killed by Armenian nationals on June 25, 1991 at around 15-16. 
On the night of June 27-28, 1991, Armenian bandits set fire to a 5-room one-storey house belonging to the employees of the cattle farm of the Narimanov collective farm located in Garadaghli village, Khojavand (formerly Martuni) district. After killing six people there, they burned them with balloon gas and stole 41 cattle belonging to the collective farm.
On July 6, 1991, between 9:00 and 10:00, while checking the passport regime in Manash, Buzlug and Erkej villages of Goranboy district, Armenian gangs in those villages resisted using firearms, killing 3 police officers and injuring 14 others. 
On July 7, 1991, at about 7:30 a.m., Armenian armed forces opened fire on a car without a license plate "Kraz-412" near Ulubab village, Askeran district, killing Hasanov Vagif Gazanfar, Hasanov Gazanfar Ashur, Imanov Mahal Novruz, and Imanov Novruz Goyush and burned their bodies.
On August 18, 1991, at about 08.00, Armenian armed groups attacked police officers and villagers in Buzlug, Bashgishlag, Manash and Erkej villages of Goranboy district, killing 1 villager and 2 police officers, and injuring 4 police officers and 1 villager. 
On August 23, 1991, at about 4 pm, Armenian armed formations ambushed the Shusha-Jamilli road passing through the forest area called "Darili" near Jamilli village, Askeran district. They opened fire on a UAZ-3961-01 car, killing three passengers and injuring 16 others.
On August 29, 1991, at about 19.00, Armenian armed groups fired at Shafag village from the direction of Garachinar village, Goranboy district with large-caliber weapons and missiles. Several houses were destroyed, one villager was killed and three law enforcement officers were injured.
On September 8, 1991, at about 15.30, a group of Armenian armed robbers opened fire on a Laz 02-51 passenger bus traveling from Aghdam district to Garadaghli village, Khojavand district with automatic weapons and machine guns. Huseynova Rahila Shahmar, Huseynova Rakhshanda Bayram, Guliyeva Nazanin Rashid, Huseynova Ganira Hamid, Guliyev Alioghlan Aliaslan were killed and 19 passengers were injured.
On September 8, 1991, Armenian gangs attacked and wounded four police officers of Khojavand District Internal Affairs Department seconded to Khojavand village.
On September 10, 1991, at about 4 o'clock in the morning, as a result of the shelling of Khojaly city from the direction of Bozdag and Mehitashen villages inhabited by Armenians, one resident of Khojaly city was killed. Five people, one of them a woman, were injured. At the same time, 7 residents of Khojaly city suffred damage to their houses and farmlands due to rockets falling on their yards.
On September 14, 1991 and September 15, 1991, Armenian armed gangs, using armored vehicles and helicopters, opened fire on the population of Buzlug and Manash villages, Goranboy district with machine guns, machine guns, missiles and artillery, destroying many houses. Five police officers died on the spot from gunshot wounds, and one police officer and two villagers received gunshot wounds.
On September 17, 1991, at about 3:30 p.m., Potapov Pyotr Mikhailovich, a resident of Rus Borisi village, Goranboy district, was driving a MAZ-5549 with registration number 62-23 AQN from Shafag village, to Garachinar village of Goranboy when he was shot by Armenian militants. As a result, Potapov Pyotr Mikhailovich died at the scene, and passengers in the cabin Cherkasov Mikhail Ivanovich and Tumanova Maria Yakovlevna were injured.
On September 18, 1991, Armenian gangs attacked Shafag, Zeyva and Todan villages of Goranboy district, as a result, 1 police officer and 7 villagers were injured.
On September 19, 1991, at about 11-24 pm, as a result of raids by members of an Armenian gang armed with various firearms in Imarat-Garvand village, Aghdara district, the houses of 5 people were burnt to ashes, and one resident died in his house.
On September 26, 1991, at about 01:30, Armenian militants fired rockets and automatic weapons at Shusha city from Mukhatar village, Askeran district and Topkhana forest, damaging several houses and killing one person.
On September 26, 1991, at about 08:00, a VAZ-2106 car with registration number C 72-07 AQ, carrying 2 employees of the State Automobile Inspection Department of the Khojaly District Internal Affairs Department, was attacked by Armenian armed forces at the 83rd km of the Yevlakh-Lachin highway passing through the Askeran settlement. They were killed by machine gun fire.
On September 29, 1991, Armenian gangs launched an armed attack on Shafag village, Goranboy district, killing one police officer, injuring eight another police officers and one villager.
On October 9, 1991 at around 08:00 Karkijahan settlement was shelled by Armenian armed groups from three sides He with machine guns, machine guns and grenade launchers, killing one person and wounding two others.
On October 17, 1991, Armenian armed groups attacked and killed a villager who was grazing his sheep in Bashguneypeya village, Aghdara district.
On October 19, 1991, two people were killed and one was seriously wounded as a result of the shooting of a UAZ car by Armenian armed groups on the bridge over the Khachin River in Sirkhavand village, Aghdara district.
In addition, on October 22, 1991, Armenians killed one villager who was grazing his own sheep in Bashguneypeya village, Agdara district, and wounded another.
On November 5, 1991 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Nabilar village of Shusha district from the direction of the forest and other rocks in front of the village was shelled by a group of Armenian armed gangs with machine guns, submachine guns and other firearms in order to intimidate and kill the villagers.  As a result, one villager was killed, an employee of the Shusha District Internal Affairs Department was injured and there was a real threat to the lives of others.
On November 12, 1991, during the Armenian armed attack on Todan village, Goranboy district, one police officer was killed and nine others were wounded.
On November 15, 1991, a group of illegal Armenian armed groups launched an armed attack on Zamzur village of Khojavend district, as a result 11 people were killed, of which 4 civilians, 7 police officers, and 2 were taken hostage.
On November 24, 1991, at around 1:00 and 23:00, the city of Shusha was shelled by Armenian militants with missiles and automatic weapons from Khankendi city and the area called "Topkhana Forest". As a result, rockets and bullets hit the office building of the district Insurance Inspectorate, administrative and warehouse buildings and property of the district Supply Base, as well as residential areas, and caused significant material damage.
On December 2, 1991, at about 02-50 o'clock, Shusha city was fired upon by Armenian bandits from the area called "Topkhana Forest". Rockets and bullets hit Shusha City Production Plant, Population Services Complex, building and property of Shusha City Secondary School No. 4, causing serious material damage.
On December 10, 1991, at about 01:00, Armenian armed groups fired at Shusha city from the territory of Mukhatar and Dashalti villages of Askeran district with firearms, artillery and rockets, as a result of which apartments of the residents were destroyed and they suffered material damage.
From December 11, 1991, at about 10 a.m. to December 12, 1991, at about 4 a.m., as a result of shelling by Armenian armed groups of Shusha city from the territory of Armenian-inhabited villages of Mukhatar and Dashalti, Askeran district, apartments of Shusha residents, as well as Shusha city secondary school No. 3 were destroyed and they suffered material damage.
On December 18, 1991, at about 4 a.m., Shusha city was fired at with artillery and various large-caliber firearms by Armenian armed bandits from Khankendi city. As a result, significant material damage was caused to the administrative and warehouse buildings of the District Consumer Society, Shusha Medical School, the Caramel and Flour Products factory and residential areas.
On December 25, 1991, from 12 to 15 p.m., a police post located at the exit of Shusha city from Armenian-inhabited Dashalti village in the direction of Lachin was shelled, as a result of which one person was wounded.
On December 26, 1991, at about 9 pm, an Armenian armed group opened fire on a Moskvich-2140 car number 93-99 traveling on 4 km of the Shusha-Lachin road, killing five people in the car.
On December 28, 1991, at around 11:30, armed men of Armenian descent attacked Karkijahan village in Khankendi city. Leonid Pavlovich Lazarovich, a correspondent for the «Mayak» radio and television company, was shot dead in Karkijahan village.
On January 1, 1992, at about 13:30, during the raid of Armenian gangs on Buzlug village of Goranboy district, 1 serviceman was killed and 4 people were injured.
On January 6, 1992, Armenian armed forces, using about 600 troops, attacked three posts on the Jambaz peak near the village of Buzlug in the Goranboy district, killing one person and injuring seven others.
On January 18, 1992, at around 06:00, on the 4th km of the Shusha-Lachin road, Armenian nationals blew up an iron pole on the right side of the high-voltage power line, two police officers were killed, and several houses were burned in Nabilar village, Shusha district.
On the night of January 19-20, 1992, Shusha city was regularly shelled throughout the night by the Armenian-populated villages of Shushukend, Mukhatar, and Dashalti. As a result, private houses of citizens located at different addresses in Shusha were destroyed and they suffered material damage.
On the nights of January 20-21, 21-22, 22-23, 1992, the city of Shusha came under artillery and rocket fire from the Armenian-inhabited villages of Shushukend, Mukhatar, Dashalti and Khankendi city. As a result, a number of buildings in Shusha were destroyed.
On January 24-25, 1992, at about 05:00, Armenian bandits fired at Shusha city with rockets, artillery and other firearms from the direction of Shushukend village and "Topkhana" forest. As a result, more than 50 houses and property were severely damaged.
On February 18, 1992, one person was killed and 12 soldiers of the National Army were wounded in a shootout with Armenian armed gangs in Erkej and Manash villages, Goranboy district.
As a result of the attack on Sirkhavand village, Aghdara district on March 12, 1992, 12 people died, 2 people were injured, and 1150 villagers were forced to leave their homes and were forcibly expelled from their lands. As a result of the occupation of the village, state enterprises and the population suffered material damage in the amount of 13 million 103 thousand 790 AZN.
On March 12, 1992, at about 11 pm, as a result of an armed attack on Bashguneypeya village, Aghdara district, by the same Armenian nationals together with illegally imported servicemen from the Republic of Armenia, 17 residents of the village were killed, 4 people were injured, 599 civilians from 120 families of the village were forcibly expelled from their native lands. Their houses were burnt and property was destroyed, 8 million 595 thousand AZN of material damage was caused to the village.
As a result of landmines planted by Armenian armed groups on the roads of Jabrayil district in March and May 1992, Kamaz 40-53 AQF car belonging to the same region exploded in a mine, killing the driver.
On March 13, 1992, from 13.00 to 16.30, Armenian armed gangs fired artillery and automatic weapons at Garachinar and Shafag villages of Goranboy district. As a result, one serviceman of the district self-defense battalion died at the scene, and two people were injured.
On April 15, 1992, Kotov Alexei Alekseyevich, a lieutenant of the military unit 71574 of the former USSR, was captured by Armenian armed groups on his way to Kislovodsk. On April 18, 1992, on the Russian program "Vesti", Armenian officials proposed to exchange the body of A.A. Kotov, lieutenant of military unit 71574, serviceman of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, who was captured and killed. After that, on April 19, 1992, when the body of Lieutenant A. Kotov was exchanged, there were signs of severe beatings, broken teeth and nose, amputation of the left ear and gunshot wounds.
On April 18, 1992, four soldiers of the Goranboy self-defense battalion fell on a mine planted by Armenian bandits near Tapgaragoyunlu village in the same district, killing one of them and injuring three others.
On May 21, 1992, a Zil-157 car with registration number 57-79 belonging to the Jabrayil District Electricity Department was hit by a mine and destroyed.
On May 25, 1992, as a result of the shelling of Todan village of Goranboy region by the Armenian armed gang, 3 villagers received various injuries.
On July 8, 1992, a KAMAZ-5511 truck with registration number 80-96 AQT was fired upon by Armenians in Aghdara district, as a result of which one passenger died at the scene.
On the night of August 27, 1992, shepherds and their families from Lachin district, who were grazing sheep in the pastures of Balligaya village in the mountainous part of Goranboy district, were attacked by Armenian armed bandits. As a result, 24 people, including 13 women, were killed and 9 people, including 6 women, were injured.
On August 27, 1992 at about 11.00 6 residents of Tapgaragoyunlu village of Goranboy region (2 women) travelling by a GAZ-53 car with registration number 11-63 AGO along a forest road from Gulistan village in the same district, were surrounded by about 30 Armenian armed robbers. As a result, 5 people (2 women) died at the scene from gunshot wounds.
On September 19, 1992, at 18:00, a group of about 50 armed Armenian robbers, who flew from Armenia by 3 helicopters and entered the Gulistan forest of Goranboy district, attacked civilians who were harvesting potatoes in this village, as a result of which 21 people (1 woman) were killed, 7 people (3 women) were injured.
Rahimov Arif Movlan, who was captured on June 28, 1992, at the headquarters of the military unit in Khankendi was repeatedly beaten with a piece of iron on the head and various parts of the body until he lost consciousness, with fractures of the bone of his right wrist.
Karimov Arastun Hasan, captured on October 13, 1992 in the territory of Sirkhavand village of Aghdara district, was injured by members of the Armenian armed forces in the detention center of the Ministry of National Security in Khankendi with a rubber truncheon in the right upper part of the head and on the right eyebrow, and was kept in the cell for 13 days without food or water.
Mammadov Mail Mahammadali, was captured by the Armenians in the Agdara region on October 21, 1992, and held in the pre-trial detention center of the Ministry of National Security in Khankendi. The servicemen of the armed forces of Armenia regularly beat him, kicked him on the head and various parts of his body, wounded him in the forehead and chest, and forced him to eat a handful of earth.
On the night of February 25-26, 1992, during the occupation of Khojaly, Alimardanov Faig Shahmali, who was taken hostage by the Armenian armed formations, was beaten with fists, legs and other objects. He was tortured with blows to his broken arm, caused physical pain and mental suffering, and was killed after receiving two shots from a Makarov pistol in the chest and neck.
During the occupation of Khojaly on February 26, 1992, Armenian armed groups stabbed Humbatova Sudaba Rashid, who was 7-8 months pregnant in front of other hostages, including her husband Humbatov Mughan Jalil, killed the fetus by dropping it to the ground and kicking in the head. Mughan, who tried to approach them, was shot dead.
Mamishova Imarat Mahammadali, who was taken hostage on March 31, 1993 and held in the building of the Khankendi city children's hospital, was tortured with punches, kicks and the butt of a pistol weapon to various parts of her body.
Imanov Gorkhmaz Abil, who was taken hostage on April 1, 1993, was repeatedly tortured by punches and kicks in the head and blows to various parts of his body, and to a gunshot wound sustained during his captivity.
In addition, Aliyev Mansur Bayram, captured by the Armenians on July 23, 1993 in Saryjaly village, Aghdam district, in a military unit located in Khankendi was severely beaten with blows on the head with a rifle butt and a rubber truncheon. Various parts of his body were burned with cigarette butts, his fingers were trapped between an iron door, and various parts of his body were wounded.
Abbasov Adil oglu, who was captured by Armenian armed forces on July 23, 1993 in Giyasli village of Aghdam district, was beaten and tortured, 16 gold teeth were extracted. Abbasov Valeriy Bayram, who was captured by Armenian armed forces in Papavand village, Aghdam district on April 17, 1994, was beaten and tortured, kept in an oil tank for 7-8 hours, his right leg was pierced with a machine gun, an iron cross was heated and pressed to his chest.
Mammadov Ali Mukhammad, captured by the Armenians in Horadiz settlement of Fuzuli district on October 23, 1993, during his detention in a military unit located in Khankendi city, was regularly severely beaten with a rubber truncheon, a rifle butt, iron and wooden objects, he was forced to brush weeds with his teeth growing in the prison yard, and bark like a dog.
Bayramov Aghagul Aliahmed, captured by Armenians on January 12, 1994 in Ashaghi Abdurrahmanli village of Fizuli district, was regularly brutally beaten with a blunt instrument in a military unit in Khankendi. His ribs and right arm were broken, cigarette butt was extinguished on his arm, and he was kept hungry and thirsty, and was tortured by hard labor.
Salahov Rovshan Aziz, who was captured by Armenians on February 13, 1994, was tortured at the children's hospital in Khankendi by squeezing and breaking the thumb of his left hand. He was also regularly punched and kicked in the head and various parts of his body.
Taking into account the above-mentioned, by the joint order of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministers of Internal Affairs and National Security a joint investigation-operational group was established on December 18, 2003.
Necessary work has been done in order to ensure that the work of the joint investigation team is carried out in accordance with international treaties to which the Republic of Azerbaijan is a party, international law and the requirements of the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and to ensure a comprehensive, complete and objective investigation of crimes committed in Nagorno-Karabakh and other territories by Armenian armed forces operating illegally in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia.
On April 02-05, 2016, unknown members of illegal armed formations created by Armenian separatists on the basis of national hatred and enmity organized a surprise attack with the use of artillery, with large-caliber firearms fired at the settlements of Goranboy, Terter, Agdam and Fuzuli districts and located in these regions positions of military units of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan. While preventing the attack, several servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan were intentionally killed as a result of shelling the enemy from large-caliber weapons, mortars, artillery, tanks and armored vehicles. Attempts were made to kill several people with inflicting various bodily harm, insulting acts of "vandalism" were carried out over the bodies of intentionally killed servicemen, and significant material damage was caused to the state, individuals and legal entities. The attack was prevented by the units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as a result of a counterattack from the enemy occupation, the heights around Talish village of Terter district and the Leletepe heights near the Jojug Marjanli village of Jabrail district and other territories were liberated. Numerous enemy manpower, equipment and artillery installations were destroyed.
Starting from July 12, 2020, Armenian armed forces committed another military provocation, violating the ceasefire in order to seize positions in the direction of Tovuz district of the Azerbaijani-Armenian border. They attempted to attack by shelling our positions using large-caliber artillery. 
Demonstrating its aggressive and terrorist nature, Armenia once again fired artillery at civilian areas with the intention of national hatred and enmity, as a result of which several servicemen of the Azerbaijani Army were killed, others received various injuries. A resident of Aghdam village, Tovuz district in the frontline region was killed, and civilian population suffered severe damage.
By such provocative actions, the aggressor Armenia in gross violation of the fundamental norms and principles of international law and dramatically escalating the situation has openly assassinated against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Crimes against the civilian population of Azerbaijan were registered and duly documented by the investigation team operating at the scene, and intensive investigative actions were carried out to collect relevant evidence of crimes against humanity committed by the Armenian military.
At present, appropriate measures are underway to ensure that servicemen of the Armenian armed forces who have committed various crimes are brought to justice and punished in accordance with international law. 

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