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Azerbaijan initiates criminal case over Armenian provocative acts

Armenian armed units stationed in occupied Azerbaijani territories, continuing their aggressive acts for the next time, have grossly violated the norms of international humanitarian law by intensively shelling Azerbaijani army positions and populated areas along the front line with heavy artillery pieces.

The Prosecutor General’s Office told APA that the Armenian armed forces by shelling from mine and grenade launchers the areas of civilians and civilian facilities in Alkhanli village of Fuzuli district from Azerbaijan’s occupied territories at about 08:00pm on July 4, committed a provocation in order to deliberately murder civilians and destroy the property of citizens.

 

Consequently, Alkhanli village residents Sahiba Allahverdiyeva (born in 1966) and his granddaughter Zahra Guliyeva (born in 2016) were killed and another civilian Salminaz Guliyeva (born in 1965) was hospitalized with serious bodily injuries.

 

Fuzuli District Prosecutor’s Office initiated a criminal case into the facts under the Articles 116.0.6 (Infringement of norms of the international humanitarian right during confrontations through implementation of large-scale distractions which have been not caused by military necessity), 116.0.7 (Infringement of norms of the international humanitarian right during confrontations by attacking on unprotected territories, settlements and zones of disarmament), 116.0.8 (Infringement of norms of the international humanitarian right during confrontations through attack without military necessity on objects which are not in military purpose, clearly seen and distinctive, including especially protected historical, religious, educational objects, objects of art, scientific, charitable, medical objects or locations of patients and wounded persons), 116.0.10 (Infringement of norms of the international humanitarian right during confrontations by attacking on civilians or on separate civil persons who are not participating in fights), 120.2.7 (Deliberate murder of two or more persons), 29,120.2.7 (attempt to deliberate murder of two or more persons), and 120.2.12 (Deliberate murder on motive of national, racial, religious hatred or enmity) of the Criminal Code and investigation is underway. 

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