"At the beginning of the conflict, Azerbaijani captives and hostages were detained in various places, including Shusha prison, and were subjected to intolerable torture," head of the Working Group of the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons, Ismayil Akhundov said in an interview with APA.
Mr. Akhundov noted that according to the testimony of many released prisoners, the Armenian military used unbelievable methods to torture them in prison: "If we look at the history, we can see that back in World War I, Armenian terrorist groups, mainly fighting against Turkey, used horrible forms of torture against captives and civilians. Our research shows that these types of torture were developed in the first Karabakh war and applied in new shades. In other words, the Armenian military did not lag behind its predecessors in this area and even surpassed them."
According to Ismayil Akhundov, investigations into the First Karabakh War show that the Armenian military not only tortured Azerbaijani captives and hostages but also gathered in any open space and tortured them by handing them over to the Armenian civilian population.
"At the same time, prisoners and hostages were forced to torture each other. Imagine that many of the prisoners held in Shusha Prison reported that they were forced to make the sounds of dogs and other animals for hours in the courtyard and on the fence. Such unreasonable and only torture products, which are the product of Armenian terrorist thought, have been used against Azerbaijani captives and hostages. In particular, people's teeth are removed with pliers, nails are tacked into their heads, diesel fuel is injected into their veins, and so on. was conducted. Those released from captivity say they beat newcomers to the Shusha prison with an iron mace and forced them to say, "Welcome home." Let me note that after the liberation of Shusha, the employees of the State Commission inspected it.An interesting fact is that when our staff visited there, they found an iron mace about the captives and took it as evidence. We intend to present this mace to the "Museum of Victory" as proof," head of the Working Group of the State Commission said.