Dozens of detainees are still in the hands of Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan refuses to release them, treating them as “terrorists”. However, three of them have just been released.
On October 10, 2020, when he arrived at his father’s house and told him to escape the village, it was already too late. Azerbaijani soldiers are there in the yard. 71-year-old Armenian pensioner Sasha Gharakhanyan and 44-year-old son Arsen (frontline volunteers) were captured and then taken to the central square in Hadrut. The street is empty. Near the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, only the Azerbaijani army is still on the verge of reconquering the area.
The captives were taken to the group. “My father saw several people cut in their throats and then severely beaten on their feet, back, neck and head. tell world Sasha Gharakhanyan’s daughter Marina comes from the home of Stepanakert, the capital of the separatist enclave. He has a broken rib. Then they chopped off his hand, tied him to his foot, and then hung him up like this until he died. “
When he regained consciousness, the old man was kept in a cell in Baku along with five other detainees. There is no sign of his son. Before he was visited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), almost two months had passed. The person was subsequently released and repatriated to Yerevan on December 14th, along with 43 other military and civilian prisoners. On the same day, Armenia returned 12 Azerbaijani detainees captured during the war to Baku in accordance with the ceasefire pledge signed on November 9, 2020. This marked the terrible defeat of Armenia and provided for the exchange of prisoners of war between the two countries.On the principle of “All for all”.
It wasn’t until January 6th, three weeks later that Arsen Gharakhanyan reappeared in the video played on TikTok. The platform is very popular among teenagers, and Azerbaijani soldiers use the platform to post short videos filmed with prisoners. On this day, the Gharakhanyan family gathered at home to celebrate their grandmother’s birthday. The grandchildren who were connected to TikTok met their loved ones. “It’s uncle! It’s uncle”
On the video, world Able to consult, the Azerbaijani soldier asked him to repeat “Goodbye Chouchi”, “Karabakh is Azerbaijan”, “Azerbaijanis are the best”, with «Bakini [le premier ministre arménien] Is a “queer”. Arsen Gharakhanyan has a thin face and was eaten by a thick beard, but he is still alive.