ICMP Officials Briefed on Examination of Remains of People Who Died in First Karabakh War (PHOTO)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 5. The Director General of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Kathryne Bomberger, and the Director of Policy and Cooperation of the ICMP, Andreas Kleiser, visited the Association for Forensic Examination and pathological anatomy from the Azerbaijani Ministry of Health, the ministry told Trend.

According to the ministry, the director of the association, Adalat Hasanov, briefed the guests on the tasks faced by the employees of the association, in particular during the forensic examination and identification of the remains of thousands of Azerbaijani soldiers and civilians missing during the first Karabakh War.

Hasanov said that the acceptance of remains found in mass graves in Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenian occupation [in the 2020 second Karabakh war] was organized in the relevant departments of the association.

At the same time, based on the decisions of the prosecution, a forensic examination of the remains is underway, he noted.

In addition, according to the head of the association, by order of the leadership of the country, the workers of the association, together with law enforcement, are exhuming the remains of the graves of unknown martyrs who died during the first Karabakh war in various cities and regions of Azerbaijan for conducting a forensic examination.

The director general of the international commission highly appreciated the work carried out in the field of forensic examination of the remains of Azerbaijani citizens found in the liberated territories.

Then, the officials of the ICMP took note of the conditions of forensic examination and storage of the remains discovered in the competent services of the association. In addition, a broad exchange of views on these topics took place.

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