Azerbaijani Troops Killed Father, Took Daughter Captive

On October 27, 2020, Azerbaijani troops captured the Shekher village of Artsakh’s Martuni district after six days of preventing.

The final Armenian protection items, underneath the quilt of artillery hearth, left the village within the afternoon of that day with the help of artillery. 

Two Armenians remained within the village, minimize off from any escape. Certainly one of them, 79-year-old Hmayak Mirzoyan, was bedridden. The opposite was 46-year-old Gayaneh, his daughter and sole caregiver.

Gayaneh Mirzoyan, who would go to the closest spring day by day for water, by no means returned residence that fateful day.

The lady was launched by her captors, who had despatched her to Azerbaijan, on December 12, 2020.

She then relocated to Tzaghkadzor, a resort city in Armenia, the place a piece of the sports activities complicated housed 2 hundred different Armenians displaced by the conflict.

Anahit Hayrapetyan, who oversees the constructing on the complicated, says that when Gayaneh first moved in, she was afraid of the water and refused to wash. Hayrapetyan says the girl equated water with the torture she suffered whereas in captivity.

Gayaneh was reluctant to speak about what occurred in Shekher. Suffice it to say, Azerbaijani troops took her captive on the spring. She doesn’t know what destiny befell her father.

The part of Shekher the place the Mirzoyans lived was remoted from the remainder of the village. Azerbaijani army items had entered the village as early as October 22.

Gayaneh Mirzoyan was launched by her captors, who had despatched her to Azerbaijan, on December 12, 2020.

 She learnt that her father had been registered as lacking.

Shekher Mayor Mkhitar Mangasaryan tells Hetq that that he twice personally ordered Hmayak and Gayaneh Mirzoyan to evacuate with the others. They stayed behind.

 “After our ultimate exit from the village, I discovered that they did not go away,” Mangasaryan says.

Gayaneh says she couldn’t go away given her father’s well being.  

A 2021 report printed by the Artsakh Human Rights Defender states that on December 20, 2020, the stays of Hmayak Mirzoyan had been taken out of the Shekher and that the village mayor recognized the physique.

Mangasaryan says he noticed Hmayak Mirzoyan’s physique in {a photograph}, acknowledged him by his garments and, for the reason that stays had been present in Mirzoyan’s home, confirmed his id.

To establish her father’s stays, Gayaneh donated blood for a DNA take a look at earlier this yr. There was no match. 

Psychologists have been working with Gayaneh since she arrived in Tzaghkadzor. She’s progressively studying to confront the trauma of captivity.

Gayaneh has since moved again to Artsakh. 

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