INTERIM REPORT ON THE CASES OF THE KILLING OF CIVILIANS IN ARTSAKH BY THE ARMED FORCES OF AZERBAIJAN (UPDATED ON JANUARY 28, 2021)

Publication Date 29.01.2021

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Contents

 

Section 1. General Information on the Crimes of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces that Resulted in the Killing of Artsakh Civilians. 3

Section 2. The Cases Of Killing Of Civilians By The Azerbaijani Armed Forces As a Result of Targeting The Civilian Population. 7

Section 3. The Cases Of Killing Of Civilians Under The Azerbaijani Control 14

 

 

Section 1. General Information on the Crimes of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces that Resulted in the Killing of Artsakh Civilians

 

This report summarizes the cases of civilian casualties, caused as a result of the military aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan and Turkey against the Artsakh Republic since September 27, 2020, as well as killings of civilians who were imprisoned in the areas passed under the control of the Azerbaijani armed forces. The cases are introduced with relevant brief information.

 

From September 27 to January 28, 2021, 72 civilian causalities were recorded: 41 of them were killed as a result of targeted strikes, 31 - in captivity. A number of cases of torture and mutilation of corpses, inevitably targeted civilian deaths were recorded. The Human Rights Ombudsman also recorded the cases of 163 civilian injuries, most of which resulted from strikes that resulted in the deaths of others. The circumstances of gross, deliberate and systematic violations of the right to life and other rights of the civilian population of the Artsakh Republic are presented in Sections 2 and 3, and the general statistics are presented below.

 

Infographic 1. Killed civilians by administrative units

 

Infographic 2. Killed civilians by the locations

 

 

Infographic 3. Killed civilians by the circumstances of death

 

Infographic 4. Killed civilians by gender

 

Infographic 5. Killed civilians by age

 

This document presents only the confirmed cases on indisputable grounds, but the staff of the Human Rights Ombudsman of Artsakh also received incomplete information on other alleged cases, which have not yet been fully verified.

At the time of updating the report, the Ombudsman's staff still has information on missing civilians some of whom most probably are in captivity, and others are allegedly killed by the Azerbaijani armed forces. This is proved by the regular cases of finding the bodies of civilians in the communities of Artsakh under the control of Azerbaijan.For the above reasons, the lists and statistics provided are still preliminary, and fact-finding work is ongoing.

 

The following are the main methods of a fact-finding activity and report preparation:

  • The representatives of the Ombudsman regularly receive data on deaths from the Bureau of Forensic Medical Examinations and hospitals.
  • The data are also collected from law enforcement bodies, as well as from the State Emergency Service and Defense army particularly about the results of search operations.
  • Verifying visits and calls are made to leadership of communities and regions to find out the circumstances of the incidents, and the data of the casualties and their relatives.
  • Interviews are conducted with the relatives of the victims and possible witnesses, the personal data of the victims and the circumstances of the death are clarified, photos of the victims are taken.
  • Visits are organized to and studies are conducted on the spot.

 

As a result of the application of the mentioned methods it was possible to collect the presented data, to prepare the public and closed versions of the report. The closed report added many photos of the killed civilians before and after their deaths. The public report was prepared without photos, not to show cruel and sensitive images.

Section 2 presents the 41 civilian casualties killed by long-range strikes by the Azerbaijani armed forces, including the cases of missile strikes, shelling, bombing, and gunshots of subversive groups.

Section 3 summarizes the data on 31 civilian casualties who were killed in Azerbaijani captivity, or at least under their control, through physical violence, stabbing, beheading, close-range shot, and other direct means. Given that the bodies of some of the killed were found long after the death, in some cases it became impossible to assess in detail the circumstances of the death and the traces of the crimes. However, in some cases, brief information from the preliminary findings of forensic examinations is also provided.

 

 

Section 2. The Cases Of Killing Of Civilians By The Azerbaijani Armed Forces As a Result of Targeting The Civilian Population

 

 

  1. Victoria Gevorgyan

Born in 2011, lived in the town of Martuni, center of Martuni region, Artsakh.

On 27.09.2020, the Azerbaijani troops attacked the town of Martuni, during which Victoria Gevorgyan, the nine-year-old daughter of Igor Gevorgyan, a citizen of Martuni town, and her neighbor Ellada Balayan were killed on the spot in front of her house as a result of the fragments of the exploded projectile, and her youngest brother two-year-old Artsvik Gevorgyan, mother Anahit Gevorgyan and neighbor Manush Avanesyan were injured.

 

  1. Ellada Balayan

Born in 1961, lived in the town of Martuni, center of Martuni region, Artsakh.

On 27.09.2020, the Azerbaijani troops attacked the town of Martuni, during which Ellada Babayan was killed after being hit by shrapnel near the house. Her neighbor’s daughter, the 9-year-old Victoria Gevorgyan, was killed as a result of the same explosion, the two-year-old Artsvik Gevorgyan, Anahit Gevorgyan and neighbor Manush Avanesyan were injured.

 

  1. Lesmonya Stepanyan

Born in 1941, lived alone in the town of Hadrut, center of Hadrut region, Artsakh. Was a pensioner. L. Stepanyanlost lost her right arm due to explosion of a projectile fired by the Azerbaijani side during the first Artsakh war.

On 27.09.2020, 79-year-old Lesmonya Stepanyan was killed in the yard of her house in Hadrut after being hit by a suicide drone. The circumstances of the incident were also confirmed by her granddaughter Rafine Stepanyan.

 

  1. Erik Grigoryan

Born in 1996, lived in Stepanakert, was engaged in business.

On September 26, 2020, Erik Grigoryan left for the village of Mets Shen of Martakert region to visit his friend. The hospitality lasted until late in the evening, so he decided to spend the night there, preferring to return to Stepanakert the next day. On 27.09.2020, the Azerbaijani troops started shelling Mets Shen, during which Erik Grigoryan was killed by shrapnel wounds.

 

  1. Albert Sargsyan

Born in 1944, lived in Zardakhach village of Martakert region, was a pensioner.

On 29.09.2020, the Azerbaijani armed forces also shelled Zardakhach village in Martakert, the residents of which were not evacuated. Albert Sargsyan, the resident of the same village was taking care of small and large cattle at that time and was killed after the rocket exploded nearby. Considering that Albert Sargsyan’s body was dismembered, he was buried the same day. The information was confirmed by the head of the community of Zardakhach Arshak Asryan.

 

  1. Lyuba Mamunts

Born in 1957, lived in Nerkin Horatagh village in Martakert region, Artsakh.

On 30.09.2020, Lyuba Mamunts, her son David Khachatryan, husband Hrant Khachatryan and sister Larisa Mamunts were in front of a shop in the central part of Martakert town when the Azerbaijani side started shelling the town. Lyuba and Larisa Mamunts and Hrant Khachatryan were killed on the spot by shrapnel after the explosion, and David Khachatryan was seriously injured.

 

 

  1. Larisa Mamunts

Born in 1959, lived in Nerkin Horatagh village in Martakert region, Artsakh.

On 30.09.2020, Larisa Mamunts, her sister Lyuba Mamunts and the latter’s husband Hrant Khachatryan were killed after the Azerbaijani shelling in front of a shop in the central part of Martakert town; and David Khachatryan was seriously injured.

 

  1. Hrant Khachatryan

Born in 1959, lived in Nerkin Horatagh village in Martakert region, Artsakh.

On 30.09.2020, Hrant Khachatryan, his wife Lyuba Mamunts and the latter’s sister Larisa Mamunts were killed by shrapnel after the Azerbaijani shelling in front of a shop in the central district of Martakert town, and his son David Khachatryan was seriously injured.

 

  1. Armen Hovsepyan

Born in 1985, lived in Martuni town, Martuni region, Artsakh.

On 01.10.2020, during a shelling of Martuni town, when Armen Hovsepyan was driving along one of the streets of Martuni, he was killed on the spot after being hit by a shrapnel. Four residents of Martuni - Karen Melkumyan, Henrikh Mirzoyan, Andranik Grigoryan and Never Avagyan - were also wounded from the same shelling.

 

  1. Valerik Dadayan

Born in 1956, lived in the town of Martuni, Martuni region, Artsakh.

On 01.10.2020, during a shelling of Martuni town, while Valerik Dadayan was in the yard of his house, was killed on the spot after being hit by a shrapnel.

 

  1. Grisha Narinyan

Born in 1992, lived in Martuni town, Martuni region, Artsakh.

On 01.10.2020, during a shelling of Martuni town, when Grisha Narinyan was accompanying a group of representatives of Armenian and foreign media, was killed on the spot after being hit by shrapnel. As a result of the same shelling, four journalists were injured: the correspondents for the French “La Monde” newspaper Rafayel Yaghobzadeh and Allan Caval, Sevak Vardumyan, a correspondent for the Armenian 24news.am news agency, and Aram Grigoryan, a cameraman of Armenia TV.

 

  1. Alina Harutyunyan

Born in 1966, lived in Stepanakert, worked at a private section.

On 02.10.2020, the Azerbaijani armed forces shelled several residential buildings of Azatamartikner and Tigran Mets streets near the Victory Square in one of the central districts in Stepanakert. Alina Harutyunyan was killed in her apartment and Radik Danielyan in the street from shrapnel wound.

 

  1. Radik Danielyan

Born in 1949, lived in Stepanakert, worked as a taxi driver.

On 02.10.2020, the Azerbaijani armed forces shelled several residential buildings of Azatamartikner and Tigran Mets streets near the Victory Square in one of the central districts in Stepanakert. Radik Danielyan was killed in the street and Alina Harutyunyan was killed in her apartment from shrapnel wound as a result of the explosions.

 

  1. Hovik Aghajanyan

Born in 1994, lived in Stepanakert, Hovik Aghajanyan worked in the State Emergency Situation Service of the Republic of Artsakh and during the war he was involved in humanitarian assistance to the population and in the work aimed at neutralizing the dangers posed by the hostilities.

On 02.10.2020, the Azerbaijani armed forces directly targeted one of the central premises of the Artsakh State Emergency Situation Service in Stepanakert in which Hovik Aghajanyan, an employee of the mentioned service, was killed from shrapnel wounds received as a result of a rocket explosion. As a result of the same strike, 6 rescuers received various bodily injuries: Valeri Khachatryan, Sasha Avanesyan, Gari Melkumyan, Surik Shahnazaryan, Hayaser Baghdasaryan and Hrayr Sargsyan.

 

  1. Suren Mirzoyan

Born in 1968, lived in Stepanakert, worked in “Artsakhenergo” CSJC.

On 04.10.2020, the Azerbaijani armed forces, using different missile calibers, fired at the electric substations complex and the neighborhood of the administrative building of “Artsakhenergo” CJSC in Stepanakert, as a result of which Suren Mirzoyan and Aram Grigoryan were killed from shrapnel wounds and Sergey Kostandyan was injured.

 

  1. Aram Grigoryan

Born in 2001, lived in Stepanakert, Artsakh.

On 04.10.2020, the Azerbaijani armed forces, using different missile calibers, fired at the electric substations complex and the neighborhood of the administrative building of “Artsakhenergo” CJSC in Stepanakert, as a result of which Aram Grigoryan and Suren Mirzoyan were killed from shrapnel wounds and Sergey Kostandyan was injured.

 

  1. Arkadi Lalayan

Born in 1951, lived in Stepanakert, was a pensioner.

On 04.10.2020, the Azerbaijani armed forces shelled Alek Manukyan street in Stepanakert. Arkadi Lalayan, who lived in No. 7 building of the same street, was on the balcony of his apartment in the direction of which a rocked exploded. Arkadi Lalayan’s relatives found him dead on the balcony bleeding from shrapnel wounds.

 

  1.  Arthur Galstyan

Born in 1971, lived in Stepanakert, Artsakh Republic.

On 04.10.2020, Arthur Galstyan went to visit his mother who lives alone at the Isakov 5 address in Stepanakert. At that time the electricity stations of the Artsakhenergo CJST located near the Isakov street of Stepanakert were attacked by misssiles from Azerbaijani armed forces. The number 5 building on the same street was also hit, as a result of which Arthur Gasltyan was killed.

 

  1. Slavik Khachatryan

Born in 1953, lived in the village of Aygestan, Askeran region, Artsakh; was a pensioner.

On 05.10.2020, Slavik Khachatryan and an Armenian resident from Hrazdan Janibek Nikoghosyan were killed in their workplace from rocket-propelled grenades exploding in different parts of the village of Aygestan of Askeran region.

 

  1. Janibek Nikoghosyan

Born in 1979, lived in Hrazdan, Armenia, worked in Aygestan village, Askeran region.

On 05.10.2020, Janibek Nikoghosyan and Slavik Khachatryan died in their workplace from rocket-propelled grenades exploding in different parts of the village of Aygestan of Askeran region.

 

  1. Varujan Poghosyan

Born in 1963, lived in the town of Hadrut, Hadrut region; was engaged in cattle breeding.

On 10.10.2020, a subversive group of the Azerbaijani armed forces penetrated the town of Hadrut and killed Varujan Poghosyan in the yard of his house with a sniper shot. His son Edgar Poghosyan was seriously injured.

 

  1. Misha Movsisyan

Born in 1983, lived in the town of Hadrut, Hadrut region of Artsakh; had a mental disability.

On 10.10.2020, a subversive group of the Azerbaijani armed forces penetrated the town of Hadrut, killed Misha Movsisyan with mental disabilities in his apartment with three gunshots.His mother, Anahit Movsisyan received gunshot wounds and survived due to medical intervention.

 

  1. Artsvik Mirzoyan

Born in 1997, lived in the town of Hadrut, Hadrut region, Artsakh. He had mental disabilities.

On 10.10.2020, Hadrut resident Artsvik Mirzoyan was shot dead by a subversive group of the Azerbaijani armed forces in the yard of his house in front of his father. His body was found as a result of search operations on 19.10.2020, completely dilapidated.

 

  1. Nver Grigoryan

Born in 1980, lived in the town of Hadrut, Hadrut region, Artsakh. He was the Deputy Head of the regional administration of Hadrut.

On 10.10.2020, when a subversive group of Azerbaijani armed forces invaded Hadrut town, the Deputy Head of the regional administration of Hadrut Nver Grigoryan tried to organize the evacuation of the remaining civilians in the town but was noticed and killed by gunfire.

 

  1. Pargev Saghyan

Born in 1945, lived in the town of Martuni, Martuni region, Artsakh; was a pensioner.

On 10.10.2020, as a result of strikes directed at the town of Martuni, the apartment belonging to Pargev Saghyan, a resident of the same town was completely destroyed. At that moment, the latter was in his house and after the explosion the house completely collapsed, leaving him under the rubble. Pargev Saghyan’s body was removed from the rubble by the residents of Martuni town and the rescue forces of Artsakh State Emergency Situations Service.

 

  1. Ashot Hovhannisyan

Born in 1958, lived in Yerevan, Armenia. He was engaged in cargo transportation.

Ashot Hovhannisyan was providing food to civilian population by a truck. On 10.10.2020, he was transporting food to Martakert town. On the way, in the territory of Tigranakert reserve, his car was targeted by the Azerbaijani armed forces and Ashot Hovhannisyan was killed on the spot from the explosion.

 

  1. Nver Grigoryan

Born in 1979, lived in Stepanakert, worked in Artsakhenergo CJSC.

Since 27.09.2020, Nver Grigoryan was doing exceptionally professional work in eliminating power outages during the war. On 14.10.2020, he was working in the region of Martakert and he was on an electric pole at the time of the explosion of the projectile fired by the Azerbaijani armed forces. He was hit and killed by the shrapnel of the explosion.

 

  1. Armen Karamyan

Born in 1970, lived in Karmir Shuka village, Martuni region, Artsakh.

On 15.10.2020, Karmir Shuka and the neighboring villages were set on fire by the Azerbaijani armed forces, a number of cluster missiles were fired from “Smerch” in that direction. From the fragments a number of apartments and vehicles were destroyed. Armen Karamyan, a resident of the village of Karmir Shuka, was in his car at the moment of the fire and was killed on the spot after being hit.

 

  1. Karen Grigoryan

Born in 1985, lived in Karmir Shuka village, Martuni region, Artsakh.

On 15.10.2020, Karen Grigoryan, a resident of Karmir Shuka village in Martuni Region drove out of the village with his retired father and fellow villagers to the bridge over the road nearby the village of Shekher. According to the eyewitnesses, the Azerbaijani UAV spotted and immediately hit Karen Grigoryan’s vehicle, as a result of which the latter was killed and the passengers received various degrees of bodily injuries.

 

  1. Vladimir Mirzoyan

Born in 1955, lived in the town of Martuni, Martuni region; was a pensioner.

On 17.10.2020, Vladimir Mirzoyan was killed by multiple shrapnel wounds in the yard of his house in the aftermath of a shelling by the Azerbaijani armed forces in the town of Martuni, Martuni region.

 

  1. Gevorg Hambardzumyan

Born in 1983, lived in the village of Avetaranots, Askeran region, Artsakh,; was engaged in cattle breeding.

For a long time, Azerbaijani armed forces were fighting to take under their control the village of Avetaranots in Askeran region for which they often used rocket-propelled grenades. On 25.10.2020, during an attack, Gevorg Hambardzumyan, resident of the same village, was killed from the explosion in the middle of the village, a group of villagers received various degrees of bodily injuries.

 

  1. Eduard Khachatryan

Born in 1967, lived in the village of Khanapat, Askeran region, Artsakh. He was engaged in agriculture.

On 28.10.2020, Eduard Khachatryan left Khanapat for Martuni in his car. On the way back, his car was spotted and hit by the Azerbaijani UAV, as a result of which Eduard Khachatryan was killed.

 

  1. Harut Atajanyan

Born in 1985, lived in Stepenakert, worked at the Artsakh State Emergency Situations Service.

On 28.10.2020, the Azerbaijani armed forces attacked the village of Sghnakh, which resulted in a serious need for humanitarian aid. The rescue forces of the Artsakh State Emergency Situations Service had to work in parallel with the hostilities. Harut Atajanyan, a member of the rescue group, was fatally wounded by a projectile while removing a resident of the village of Sghnakh out of the car.

 

  1. Sergey Balayan

Born in 1960, lived in the village of Taghavard, Martuni region, Artsakh. He was engaged in agriculture.

On 30.10.2020, the village of Taghavard was completely evacuated and was a view of vulnerability for the Azerbaijani armed forces. The residents of the village moved to the direction of the city of Stepanakert. At the same day a group of villagers of Taghavard and Karmir Shuka gathered nearby the village of Aknaghbyur, near a public catering facility, hoping that their community would be returned under the control of the Armenian armed forces and they could return to their apartments. At that moment, missiles were fired at their direction from an Azerbaijani UAV, as a result Sergey Balayan was killed and 6 civilians were injured.

 

  1. Apres Adamyan

Born in 1961, lived in the village of Herher of Martuni region, Artsakh, He was engaged in agriculture.

On 30.10.2020, Herher village of Martuni region was shelled, as a result of which the house of Apres Adamyan, a resident of the same village, was completely destroyed. On the same day, as a result of the search and rescue operations, Apres Adamyan’s body was found with shrapnel wounds and fractures.

 

  1. Armo Avanesyan

Born in 1967, lived in Sos village of Martuni region, Artsakh.

On 02.11.2020, after targeting Khnushinak community of Martuni region, the residents left their community. Armo Avanesyan, a resident of Sos community, was also in the same village. He tried to move with his car to a relatively safe place but his car was hit near the village by Azerbaijani shelling, killing him.

 

  1. Svetlana Mkrtchyan

Born in 1937, lived in Stepanakert with her grandchildren. She was a pensioner.

On 06.11.2020, the city of Stepanakert was subjected to a large-scale missile attack during which Svetlana Mkrtchyan’s house on Zorge street was completely destroyed by direct targeting. On the same day, the rescue forces removed the bodies of Svetlana Mkrtchyan, his grondsons Erik and Arkadya Hakhumyans.

 

  1. Erik Hakhumyan

Born in 1992, lived in Stepanakert with his grandmother and brother.

On 06.11.2020, the city of Stepanakert was subjected to a large-scale missile attack during which Svetlana Mkrtchyan’s house on Zorge street was completely destroyed by direct targeting. On the same day, the rescue forces removed the bodies of Erik Hakhumyan, his brother Arkadya Hakhumyan and grandmother Svetlana Mkrtchyan.

 

  1. Arkadya Hakhumyan

Born in 2000, lived in Stepanakert, with his grandmother and brother.

On 06.11.2020, the city of Stepanakert was subjected to a large-scale missile attack during which Svetlana Mkrtchyan’s house on Zorge street was completely destroyed by direct targeting. On the same day, the rescue forces removed the bodies of Arkadya Hakhumyan, his brother Erik Hakhumyan and grandmother Svetlana Mkrtchyan.

 

  1. Vanik Babayan

Born in 1988, lived in the town of Berdzor, Kashatagh region, Artsakh. He worked as a technician at Kashatagh branch of the “Artsakhgaz” CJSC.

On 08.11.2020, Vanik Babayan was involved in the reconstruction of the gas pipeline in the town of Berdzor in Kashatagh region, during which a projectile fired by the Azerbaijani armed forces exploded in their neighborhood and Vanik Babayan was killed from shrapnel wounds.

 

  1. Seryoja Demirchyan

Born in 1980 in the Ivanyan village of Askeran region. He was of conscription age, but was not drafted as a father of large family. He was killed on November 9, 2020, nearby the city of Shushi after his car was shot.

 

Section 3. The Cases Of Killing Of Civilians Under The Azerbaijani Control

 

 

  1. Yuri Adamyan

Born in 1995, lived in the village of Tyak, Hadrut region. He was engaged in cattle breeding.

As the town of Hadrut was considered by the Azerbaijani armed forces as one of the main targets, therefore on 10.10.2020, Azerbaijani subversive groups not only entered the town, but also tried to blockade it from all sides. That is why Yuri Adamyan, a resident of Tyak village, who had not been moved to a safe place before, and Benik Hakobyan, a cattle breeder with him, stayed in the village. The Azerbaijani military found and captured Yuri Adamyan and Benik Hakobyan, after which they were tied up in Hadrut town square and demonstratively shot between October 12-14, 2020, the video of which was posted on Azerbaijani social networks on October 15.

 

  1. Benik Hakobyan

Born in 1947, lived in the regional center of Hadrut and was a pensioner.

As the town of Hadrut was considered by the Azerbaijani armed forces as one of the main targets, therefore on 10.10.2020. Azerbaijani subversive groups not only entered the town, but also tried to blockade it from all sides. That is why Benik Hakobyan, a resident of Tyak village, who had not been moved to a safe place before, and Yuri Adamyan, a cattle breeder with him, stayed in the village. The Azerbaijani military found and captured Benik Hakobyan and Yuri Adamyan, after which they were tied up in Hadrut town square and demonstratively shot between October 12-14, 2020, the video of which was posted on Azerbaijani social networks on October 15. Benik Hakobyan's wife Elena Hakobyan is still missing. According to the relatives and fellow villagers, she stayed with her husband in their place of residence.

 

  1. Mushegh Melkumyan

He was born in 1937, lived in town of Hadrut, the center of Hadrut region, Artsakh Republic, and was a single pensioner.

Mushegh Melkumyan was one of the people who was not able to move to a safe place, that is why he was captured on 10.10.2020, by the Azerbaijani subversive groups invaded the town of Hadrut in October. Later, the Azerbaijani side reported the capture of Mushegh Melkumyan and his death at the time of his extradition to the Armenian side on 29.10.2020. Preliminary forensic examination of the body revealed that the death was caused by a traumatic brain injury.

 

  1. Eduard Zhamharyan

He was born in 1957, lived in Shushi, the center of Shushi region, Artsakh Republic, and was a pensioner.

Eduard Zhamharyan is one of the civilians stayed in Shushi and captured by the Azerbaijani military on 08.11.2020, or in the following days. His body was handed over to the Armenian side on 04.12.2020, with sufficient evidence of his willful deprivation of life. According to the preliminary conclusion of the forensic medical examination, Eduard Zhamharyan was killed as a result of open violence due to an open craniocerebral injury on the left side of his head.

 

  1. Ashot Munchyan

He was born in 1951, lived in Shushi, the center of Shushi region, Artsakh Republic, and was a pensioner.

Ashot Munchyan is one of the civilians stayed in Shushi and captured by the Azerbaijani military on 08.11.2020, or in the following days. His body was handed over to the Armenian side on 04.12.2020, with sufficient evidence of his willful deprivation of life. According to the preliminary conclusion of the forensic doctor, Ashot Munchyan was killed by a gunshot wound, in addition, his left ear was cut off.

 

  1. The body of an unidentified civilian from Shushi

On 05.12.2020, in the town of Shushi the Azerbaijani side handed over to the Armenian side the body of an unidentified civilian man with a gunshot wound to the head, as well as to the abdomen with a cutting-piercing tool.

 

  1. The body of an unidentified civilian from Shushi

On 05.12.2020, In the part of the town of Shushi, the Azerbaijani side handed over to the Armenian side the body of an unidentified elderly civilian who was killed a few days before handing over. Examination of the body clearly showed traces of bodily injuries on the head.

 

  1. Slavik Avagyan

Born in 1958, lived in Shushi. A pensioner.

On 13.12.2020, Azerbaijani side passed the dead body of Slavik Avagyan, a resident of Shushi.

 

  1. Yuri Asriyan

He was born in 1938, lived in the village of Azokh, Hadrut region, and was a single pensioner.

Yuri Asriyan, a resident of Azokh village, Hadrut region, could not leave his place of residence due to health problems. He was captured on October 21 by Azerbaijani troops who invaded the village. Later, in December 2020, a video was spread on the Internet, which contained the scene of Yuri Asriyan being beheaded. He repeatedly asks not to be beheaded in the name of "Allah", but a soldier in the uniform of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces apparently beheads him. Yuri Asryan's body has not been found yet.

 

  1. Eduard Shakhkeldyan

He was born in 1941, lived in the village of Avetaranots in the Askeran region of Artsakh Republic, and was a pensioner.

Eduard Shakhkeldyan, a resident of Avetaranots village, Askeran region, and his wife, Arega Shakhkeldyan, on October 27, 2020 were captured by the Azerbaijani military. Later, the Azerbaijani side officially confirmed the fact of Eduard Shakhkeldyan's capture, but the released eyewitnesses testified to the fact that he was beaten by the Azerbaijani military, as a result of which Eduard Shakhkeldyan died. His body has not been handed over to the Armenian side.

 

  1. Genadi Petrosyan

He was born in 1951, lived in Madatashen village of Askeran region of Artsakh Republic, was a pensioner.

Gennady Petrosyan, a resident of Madatashen village of Askeran region, returned to the village after evacuation on 27.10.2020, to pick up the remaining things. During the same period, Azeri soldiers in the village captured him and later in November posted a video on the Internet, which clearly shows Gennady Petrosyan being beheaded, his body and amputated head placed next to the body of a pig, presumably with the intention of identifying him. The body has not been handed over to the Armenian side.

 

  1. Ernest Harutyunyan

He was born in 1936, lived in the town of Hadrut, the center of Hadrut region, Artsakh Republic, and was a pensioner.

On 04.12.2020, the body of Ernest Harutyunyan, a resident of Hadrut, occupied by the Azerbaijani armed forces on 10.10.2020, was found on the balcony of his house during the search for corpses in the town of Hadrut, the center of Hadrut region.

 

  1. Minas Hakobyan

He was born in 1954, lived in the village of Norashen, Hadrut region, Artsakh Republic, and was a pensioner.

On 05.12.2020, as a result of searching for corpses in Norashen village of Hadrut region, the corpses of Minas Hakobyan, a resident of the same village, occupied by Azerbaijani troops on 10.10.2020, and his son Yeghishe Hakobyan were found in a completely in a dilapidated condition.

 

  1. Yeghishe Hakobyan

He was born in 1982 and lived in the village of Norashen in the Hadrut region of Artsakh Republic.

As a result of searching for corpses in Norashen village of Hadrut region on 05.12.2020, the body of Yeghishe Hakobyan, a resident of the same village, occupied by Azerbaijani troops on 10.10.2020, and the body of his father Minas Hakobyan were found in a dilapidated condition.

 

  1. Nina Davityan

He was born in 1938, lived in the village of Vardashat, Hadrut region, and was a pensioner.

As a result of searching for corpses in Vardashat community of Hadrut region on 19.12.2020, the body of Nina Davityan, a resident of the same village, occupied by the Azerbaijani troops on 10.10.2020, was found in a completely dilapidated condition. Nina Davityan's head was cut off from her body and her hand was broken. The body of her husband, David Davidyan (67th on the list) was also found in the village of Vardashat during search operations.

 

  1. Martik Avetisyan

He was born in 1952, lived in the village of Togh, Hadrut region, and was a pensioner.

On 19.12.2020, as a result of searching for corpses in Togh community of Hadrut region, the corpses of Martik Avetisyan and Radik Stepanyan, residents of the same village, who remained in the village from 21.10.2020, were found in a dilapidated condition.

 

  1. Radik Stepanyan

Radik Stepanyan Born in 1939, lived in the village of Togh of Hadrut region. Had disabilities.

On 19.12.2020, during the search operations of dead bodies in the village of Togh of Hadrut region, the decaying corpse of Radik Stepanyan and Martik Avetisyan, who stayed in the village since 21.10.2020, were found. Radik Stepanyan's head was missing and the legs were broken.

 

  1. Vardan Altunyan

Born in 1939, lived in the village of Mets Tagher of Hadrut region. A pensioner.

On 20.12.2020, during the search operation of dead bodies in the Mets Tagher village of Hadrut region, the decaying corpses of Vardan Altunyan, Slavik Galstyan and Vahram Lalayan, who stayed in the village since 23.10.2020, were found.

 

  1. Slavik Galstyan

Born in 1952, lived in the village of Mets Tagher of Hadrut region. A pensioner.

On 20.12.2020, during the search operation of dead bodies in the Mets Tagher village of Hadrut region, the decaying corpses of Vardan Altunyan, Slavik Galstyan and Vahram Lalayan, who stayed in the village since 23.10.2020, after Azerbaijani occupation, were found.

 

  1. Vahram Lalayan

Born in 1974, lived in the village of Mets Tagher of Hadrut region.

On 20.12.2020, during the search operation of dead bodies in the Mets Tagher village of Hadrut region, the decaying corpses of Vahram Lalayan, Vardan Altunyan and Slavik Galstyan, who stayed in the village since 23.10.2020, after Azerbaijani occupation, were found.

 

  1. Henrikh Mirzoyan

Born in 1937, lived in the village of Norashen of Hadrut region of Artsakh Republic. A pensioner.

On 20.12.2020, during the search operation of dead bodies in Norashen village of Hadrut region, the decaying corpse of Henrikh Mirzoyan, who stayed in the village since 10.10.2020, after the Azerbaijani occupation, was found.

 

  1. Valeri Vardanyan

Born in 1947 in Hadrut town, lived in the village оf Karmrakuch of Hadrut region. He was a pensioner. The body was found on 03.01.2021 in the village of Karmrakuch of Hadrut region. The identification of the body was held by the testimonies of relatives. Examination of DNA samples is not yet complete.

 

  1. Serjik Vardanyan

Born 1949, lived in Hadrut. He was a pensioner.

The bodies of Serzhik Vardanyan and his wife Ella Vardanyan were found in the yard of their house during the search operations for corpses in Hadrut city on 04.01.2021. They have been identified by relatives, and DNA testing is not yet complete.

 

  1. Ella Vardanyan

Born in 1953 in Hadrut town. He was a pensioner.

The bodies of Ella Vardanyan and his husband Serzhik Vardanyan were found in the yard of their house during the search operations for corpses in Hadrut city on 04.01.2021. They have been identified by relatives, and DNA testing is not yet complete.

 

  1. Elena Hakobyan

He was born in 1953, lived in Hadrut, the regional center of Hadrut, and was a pensioner.

During the search operations for corpses in Hadrut city on 04.01.2021, Elena Hakobyan's body was found near their house, her legs wrapped in rope and her skull separated from her body. The identification was held by the testimonies of her neighbor. Examination of DNA samples is not yet complete.

Elena Hakobyan is Benik Hakobyan's wife shot in the center of Hadrut on 04.10.2020.

 

  1. David Davidyan

Born in 1934, lived in the village of Vardashat of Hadrut region, was a pensioner. The body was found on 11.01.2021. in the village of Vardashat, which came under Azerbaijani control. The corpse was identified by relatives, and a comparative examination of the DNA samples is not yet complete. The body of his wife, Nina Davidyan (56th on the list) was also found in the village of Vardashat during search operations.

 

  1. Alvard Tovmasyan

She was born in 1969, lived in the village of Karin Tak in the Shushi region, and suffered from mental illness. The body was found on 13.01.2021. as a result of search operations in the same village. Examination of the body revealed obvious signs of torture; the left ear tongue were cut off. The corpse was identified by relatives; a comparative examination of DNA samples is not yet complete.

 

 

  1. Arsen Gharakhanyan

Born in 1976, lived in Hadrut town. He was married, had 3 children. The body was found on 19.01.2021, during the search operations for corpses in the city of Hadrut. According to the preliminary conclusion of the forensic examination, Arsen Gharakhanyan died as a result of torture, and the gunshot wounds on the body were posthumous. It is noteworthy that on 06.01.2021 and 16.01.2020 two videos with the participation of Arsen Gharakhanyan were published on the Azerbaijani Internet, and on January 14, 2021, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favor of an interim measure. It is noteworthy that Arsen Gharakhanyan entered Hadrut to evacuate his father; but they were captured by Azerbaijani armed forces. Sasha Karakhanyan was repatriated on 14.12.2020, and presented reasonable facts about his son's captivity.

 

  1. Marine Hayrapetyan

Born in 1968, lived in the village of Drakhtik of Hadrut region. Had a mental illness. The body was found on 21.01.2020, during the search operations in her place of residence. The body was identified by her relatives, the results of the DNA examination are not completed yet.

 

  1. Hmayak Avetisyan

Born in 1965, lived in the village of Norashen of Hadrut region. In October 2020, the armed forces of Azerbaijan approached the village, after that the population of the village was evacuated. On 04.10.2020 Hmayak Avetisyan’s body was found hanging in front of the basement of his house, with traces of physical violence and gunshot wounds on his body.

 

  1. Hmayak Mirzoyan

Born in 1940, lived in the village of Shekher of Martuni region. He was a pensioner. Hmayak Mirzoyan was bedridden and was being cared for by his daughter Gayane Mirzoyan. In October, 2020, the Azerbaijani armed forces invaded the village of Shekher and captured Gayane Mirzoyan, she was returned on 11.12.2020. On December 20, 2020, as a result of searching for corpses in the mentioned village, the body of Hmayak Mirzoyan was found. The body was identified by the head of community, and a comparative examination of the DNA samples is not yet complete.

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