By Sabina Mammadli
Director of the Association of Forensic Medical Examination and
Pathological Anatomy of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Health Adalat
Hasanov confirmed that all 12 bodies, found at the mass burial
site, belong to Azerbaijani servicemen.
'Excavation was carried out, remains of 12 people were found,
and these are the remains of Azerbaijani servicemen. All of them
were buried in clothes. The study of the remains indicates that
these people were tortured, and their legs were tied. All the
corpses with their hands raised, bone injuries are visible, skull
fractures as well,' he stated.
Hasanov stressed that the remains will be analyzed and it will
be established whether or not firearms were used, as well as
gender, age, height, time of death, and the duration of the stay of
the remains in the ground will be determined.
He noted that an examination of the remains will be carried out.
The forensic medical examination will take 15 days, and the genetic
examination will take 15 days. Upon completion of the examination,
the result will be submitted to the Military Prosecutor's Office of
Furthermore, Senior Advisor of the Working Group of the State
Commission for Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons Namig
Afandiyev said that excavations in Edilli village of Azerbaijan's
Khojavand District will continue in the coming days.
He noted that on behalf of the head of state, together with the
International Committee of the Red Cross, work is underway to
search for captured citizens and hostages, and those included in
the lists of missing persons.
'In Edilli village, the remains of seven people were found in
February. Starting from September 14, searches have continued
there. Up until now, five complete and one mixed remains have been
found and removed from the site. Besides, a mass grave with the
remains of 12 people has been found. According to the items of
clothing, the remains belong to the Azerbaijani soldiers,” he
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