Azerbaijan’s “Tartar Instance” restores examination right into supposed torment and also misuses, as the variety of targets and also charged individuals climbs
Azerbaijan has actually been shaken by a torment instance called the “Tartar instance,” where 452 targets have actually stepped forward with claims of torment and also abuse.
The test of Colonel Vusal Alasgarov and also 3 various other soldiers charged of torturing soldiers charged of snooping for Armenians throughout the “Tartar Incidents” in May-June 2017 continues in Baku. The targets have actually been offering their declarations, and also the relative of those that shed their lives have actually taken part in the court process as their lawful beneficiaries.
Among the targets was elderly lieutenant Tamkin Guliyev, whose dad Nizami Guliyev indicated at the court session. Nizami Guliyev stated that when his boy’s body was reminded them on Might 15, 2017, they were informed that he passed away of pneumonia. Nonetheless, an exhumation in 2022 exposed that he passed away from torment, with injuries to the vertebrae, head, hands, and also feet. Nizami Guliyev required that those that triggered their fatality by tormenting the soldiers, including his boy, be billed with murder and also treason.
One more sufferer was leader Suleyman Kazymov, whose spouse Zulfiyya Kazimova indicated in court. She required that high-level authorities associated with the torment be given criminal obligation, consisting of Hikmet Hasanov, that she asserts offered the orders. Kazimova stated that they got the information of her partner’s fatality on Might 9, 2017, and also were originally informed that he was a saint, yet later on were informed that he passed away in a mishap. Those that brought the body to them attempted to make them authorize an empty paper. Kazimova declared that her partner was cuffed, sank in water, and also defeated prior to his fatality.
Elchin Guliyev, that was charged of treason and also acquitted after the “Tartar instance” process were restored, likewise shed his life as an outcome of torment. His mommy Valida Ahmadova indicated in court and also stated that her boy made a telephone call for the last time on Might 3, 2017. On Might 8, his dad and also relative were phoned call to the executive power and also informed that Elchin Guliyev had actually passed away and also was a “traitor to the nation”. When his body was reminded them, they declared that he put medications right into the food vehicle he was driving throughout the April 2016 fights to ensure that the soldiers would certainly rest. Nonetheless, Ahmadova stated that her boy was not driving the food vehicle in all, yet got on trip. She likewise declared that the authorities produced barriers for those that involved his funeral service and also called her boy a “traitor to the nation”.
One sufferer, Vagif Abdullayev, asserts that General Hikmat Hasanov intimidated to send out those that rejected to participate in reconnaissance to a minefield and also had him place in a cage, and also intimidated to fire him. A number of various other targets have actually verified this risk. Abdullayev stressed the value of prosecuting General Hasanov and also various other authorities in order to have an unbiased examination of the instance.
One more sufferer, Merhamat Rajabli, charged Colonel Vusal Alasgarov of placing a weapon in his mouth, linking his hands, and also subjecting him to different kinds of torment, consisting of electrical shocks and also nail elimination. The charged individuals did not reply to the allegations made by the targets.
After the examination right into the “Tartar instance” was restored in December 2021, the variety of individuals given criminal obligation for torment gotten to 17, with a single person still desired. 4 even more individuals that were currently behind bars were re-indicted because of their involvement in tormenting others.
In November 2022, the instances of 19 individuals that had actually been punished to two decades behind bars for treason and also various other significant costs were re-examined, their sentences were terminated, and also they were acquitted 5 years later on. The court examinations on the instances of the 4 called individuals in this certain event are still continuous.
The test proceeds in Baku, and also the targets’ family members are looking for justice for their liked ones that shed their lives as an outcome of torment.