In connection with the massacre of Balligaya committed by Armenians in 1992, comprehensive investigative and operational measures are currently being continued under the supervision of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan Kamran Aliyev and the procedural leadership of the Deputy Prosecutor General-Military Prosecutor of the Republic of Azerbaijan Khanlar Valiyev.
“Report” reports that this was said by Firad Aliyev, Senior Assistant to the Military Prosecutor of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of the Press Service of the Military Prosecutor’s Office, Chief Justice Advisor.
According to him, in connection with the fact, the Goranboy District Prosecutor’s Office initiated a criminal case under the relevant articles of the Criminal Code and conducted a preliminary investigation. After some time, the investigation of the criminal case was continued at the Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
“During the preliminary investigation, numerous investigative actions were carried out in the case, including witnesses and victims, their legal heirs were interrogated, various expertises were appointed, operational tasks were given, relevant inquiries were sent to the relevant institutions and other necessary investigative and operational measures were performed.
The conducted investigation determined that IDPs from Lachin district settled in Ballıgaya village, located in the mountainous part of Goranboy district, were attacked by an Armenian armed group on August 28, 1992. During the attack, 24 innocent people – old men, women – were killed. , a child and even a 6-month-old baby were deliberately deprived of life with particular cruelty, and 9 people were injured in various degrees,” said F. Aliyev.
The senior assistant of the military prosecutor noted that the investigation of the crimes against peace and humanity, war crimes, terrorist crimes and other crimes committed against the people of Azerbaijan and the legal evaluation of the actions of the perpetrators, the identification of the persons who participated in the organization and commission of those crimes and the existing legislation and On December 18, 2003, the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministers of Internal Affairs and National Security, with the aim of bringing appropriate petitions to international organizations regarding the fact of bringing them to criminal responsibility under international law, as well as grossly violating the norms and principles of international law by Armenia, a joint investigative-operational group was established by the order, from May 5, 2005, the procedural management of the preliminary investigation was carried out by the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan-Military Prosecutor, Lieutenant General of Justice Khanlar And the activity of that investigative-operational group was entrusted to the Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan. After that, every criminal case initiated by the members of the Armenian armed forces in relation to the same criminal facts committed in different years and suspended due to the lack of identification of the perpetrators or their whereabouts was studied, the proceedings of several criminal cases were renewed and combined into a single case, and the investigation was carried out. Unlike previous years, the preliminary investigation of the criminal case is more efficient based on the single investigation-operational plan of the criminal case, in full accordance with the international agreements, international legal norms, as well as the requirements of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Criminal-Procedural Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan and each of the criminal incidents that occurred. conducted on the merits.
As a result of the effective activity of the investigative team, relevant persons were charged with Article 103 (Genocide), Article 107 (Deportation or forced transfer of the population), Article 113 (Torture), Article 115 (Violation of the laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan. , decisions were made to involve them as accused persons under articles 116 (violation of international humanitarian law during armed conflict), 120 (intentional murder), 214 (terrorism) and other articles, and according to court decisions, they were arrested a preventive measure was chosen and relevant documents were sent to the National Bureau of Interpol in the Republic of Azerbaijan and the General Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan to ensure their search.