18 people who have been proven guilty of committing the Baghanis-Ayrim genocide put on an international search

18 people who have been proven guilty of committing the Baghanis-Ayrim genocide put on an international search
# 24 March 2023 11:12 (UTC +04:00)

In order to investigate crimes against peace and humanity, war, terrorism and other crimes committed against the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan, providing them with a legal assessment, determining and bringing those who attended the organization and committing those crimes, to criminal responsibility according to the existing legislation, as well as submitting petition before international organizations regarding the facts of brutally violating international norms of law, a joint investigative-operational team was established by the joint order of the Prosecutor General, Ministers of Internal Affairs and National Security on December 18, 2003. From May 5, 2005, the investigation of that criminal case was assigned to the Military Prosecutor's Office, with the procedural management of the preliminary investigation being entrusted to the Deputy Prosecutor General, Military Prosecutor, Lieutenant General of Justice Khanlar Valiyev on his own initiative. After the criminal case was initiated at the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Republic, a new investigative-operational plan was drawn up, unlike previous years, the preliminary investigation of the case was based on the single investigative-operational plan of the criminal case, based on the international agreements, international legal norms that our country is a supporter of, as well as the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Criminal The procedure was carried out in full compliance with the requirements of the Code and on the merits of each of the criminal incidents that occurred, senior assistant of the military prosecutor, head of the press service of the Military Prosecutor's Office, Firad Aliyev told APA.
According to the information, by the investigative materials it was proved over Baganis-Ayrim genocide episode that on March 24, 1990, at around 08:00 am, in order to kill members of group, as well as without the grounds established by international legal norms and Azerbaijani laws, to expel villagers from their permanent residences, raiding Azerbaijani population, their houses, institutions and organizations, and committing other crimes against Azerbaijanis for completely or partially destroy Azerbaijanis as a national group, illegal Armenian armed groups attacked the village of Baganis-Ayrim of Gazakh district from the territory of Armenia and entered the village from various directions with various military equipment, combat and special purpose vehicles, opened fire from large-caliber firearms, machine guns, automatic weapons, and grenade launchers and killed the population, i.e. peaceful villagers, on the streets and in their own homes.
He added that as a result, for being namely Azerbaijanis, 10 people, including 3 women and one 39-day-old baby, were killed with unimaginable tortures with particular cruelty, two people were injured with various degrees of body injuries. At the same time, 12 residential houses were looted and burnt, also 438 residents of the village were forcefully expelled from their legal locations without the grounds established by the norms of international law and the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
It was noted that during the investigation of the criminal case, specifically, regarding the involvement of 18 persons proven to have committed crimes against peace and humanity in the Baganis-Ayrim genocide episode under Articles 103 (Genocide) and 107 (Deportation or forced transfer of the population) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan decisions have been made. According to the court decisions, preventive measures of arrest were chosen for those persons, and documents were sent to the National Bureau of Interpol in Azerbaijan and the General Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan to ensure their search. At present, comprehensive investigative and operational measures are being continued in this direction.

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