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Military Prosecutor of Armenia, Deputy Prosecutor General Harutyunyan today received Associate Director for Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia Division Tanya Lokshina.

During the meeting, the parties discussed the factual circumstances that will be examined under the criminal cases launched to investigate the unleashing and waging of an aggressive war against Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) by the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan through the use of previously recruited mercenaries and the armed forces and through the use of banned methods and types of arms.

The parties also touched upon the cases of murder and torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment against Armenian prisoners of war and civilians captured by representatives of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan during the hostilities.

The Military Prosecutor attached importance to the level of awareness of international human rights organizations and interested non-governmental organizations about the beastly actions committed against Armenian prisoners of war and civilians in Azerbaijan, as well as the need to envisage additional guarantees for protection of the rights of affected persons.

Lokshina expressed special concern over the use of inadmissible arms during hostilities and expressed willingness to support, within the scope of her powers, the protection of the rights of persons affected by the hostilities.

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