Politics 13:56 20/10/2020 Region

Iran decries Takfiri-style beheadings after brutal murder of Armenian POW by Azeri soldiers

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in a message referred to worrying images released from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, saying Iran will not accept beheading people like Takfiris or targeting cities and innocent people, IRNA reported.

The spokesman urged both sides of the conflict to be committed to international regulations.

“On 16 October, at around 1pm, a serviceman of the Azerbaijani armed forces called the brother of an Armenian soldier and said that his brother was with them; they had beheaded him and were going to post his photo on the Internet. Afterwards, several hours later, the brother found the photo on his killed brother’s social media page,” Armenian Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan said in a statement on Monday.

“The conviction is that these were members of the Azerbaijani army who posted the Armenian solder’s photo on his social media page. There were two phone calls with Azerbaijani soldiers who used hate speech with intention to humiliate the killed Armenian soldier’s brother. As the latter informed the Human Rights Defender, the calls were made from the Armenian soldier’s phone number,” he said. 



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