TBILISI. – The Armenian side does not disseminate pictures and facts that attest to how Azerbaijani soldiers barbarically kill Armenian military servicemen, with the objective of undermining the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process.
Artashes Geghamyan, head of the National Assembly of Armenia delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), on Saturday stated the aforesaid on the second day of the 25th Annual Session of the OSCE PA, which is convened in Tbilisi, the Armenian News-NEWS.am special reporter informed from the capital city of Georgia.
“The main emphasis [of the peace talks] is placed on the complete fulfillment of the conditions aimed at confidence-building,” noted Geghamyan.
As per the Armenian MP, however, Azerbaijani soldiers are killing and beheading Armenian servicemen, and posting the respective photographs on the website of Baku State University.
“When they behead Armenian military servicemen while they are alive, this is the ‘handwriting’ of the Islamic State terrorist group; all these people earn state awards,” added Artashes Geghamyan. “We [i.e. the Armenian side] don’t disseminate all these facts so that the negotiations don’t stop. So, please pay attention to what proposals for changes a party is making.”
As reported earlier, six criminal cases were initiated into the Azerbaijanis’ killing of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) Defense Army servicemen and torturing of their bodies during the hostilities in early April.
NKR General Prosecutor’s Office Prosecutor Karen Gabrielyan had told Armenian News-NEWS.am that three separate criminal cases were instituted into the beheading of Kyaram Sloyan, Hrant Gharibyan, and Hayk Torosyan.
In addition, criminal cases are launched into the murder of Rafik Hakobyan, Aghasi Asatryan, Andranik Zohrabyan, and Robert Abajyan
Another criminal case was opened into the torturing of the bodies of fifteen NKR Defense Army servicemen.
Relatives of those killed have been recognized as successors of the victims.
Based on these cases, human rights organizations will prepare petitions to be submitted to the European Court of Human Rights.