Vagif Khachatryan, kidnapped by the Azerbaijani army in the Berdzor corridor, said he did not accept the accusations against him in Baku. The information is reported by Azerbaijani media.
Khachatryan stressed that he did not commit any crimes during the First Artsakh War. We previously reported that the second court hearing in the case of Artsakh resident Vagif Khachatryan began in Baku.
Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor General’s Office accuses him of creating a criminal group, saying 59 people have been identified as victims in the case.
As a reminder, on July 29, representatives of the Border Guard Service of Azerbaijan kidnapped Vagif Khachatryan, who was traveling from Artsakh to Armenia to receive emergency medical treatment.
Later it became known that he had been charged, according to which Vagif Khachatryan created a criminal group, which on December 21, 1991 participated in crimes committed against residents of the village of Meshali, Khojaly region.
Recall that Baku is violating the Third Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War and the Fourth Convention on the Protection of Civilians and Their Rights in Time of War. It should be noted that Baku has long refused to ratify the Geneva Conventions, considering them unacceptable. However, even countries that have not joined the Geneva Conventions are also required to respect their provisions and are responsible for crimes committed against the civilian population during the war.