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HRW documents new evidence of torture and inhumane treatment of Armenian civilians by Azerbaijani forces

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has documented new cases in which Azerbaijani forces used violence to detain civilians in the recent Nagorno-Karabakh war and subjected them to torture and inhuman and degrading conditions of detention.

The report published on the organization's website, says that two detainees died in Azerbaijani captivity; one of them, based on the evidence, was most likely the victim of an extrajudicial execution. It is noted that Azerbaijani forces detained these civilians even though there was no evidence that they posed any security threat – they had no weapons and did not participate in the hostilities.

The report also contains the stories of the two detainees who were killed, via accounts from their close relatives who were taken into custody with them and also subjected to torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. To document these crimes, the HRW had interviewed two people who had been held in captivity and their family members, examined photo and video evidence provided by both the families and Armenia's Representative Office at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), reviewed medical documents, and spoke with lawyers representing the families.

The full report, including interviews and accounts is available on the website of the organization. 



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