Within the framework of propaganda campaign Justice for Khojaly Azerbaijani press continues publishing belated "eyewitness testimonies."
Leaving aside the rhetorical question, "why after 23 years," we will only mention that in chase of sensation and efforts to smother any attempt of rational analysis the Azerbaijani propaganda commits one mistake after another.
On February 20, 2014 Publika.az publika.az/p/65133 published another heart-rending story of a "survivor," under the title "They cut off my ear with a knife ," where Panakh Maharramov who suffered in captivity tells a detailed story about the tortures he had to "go through." And among those who tortured him was no one else than Robert Kocharyan, second president of the Republic of Armenia, member of the NKR Supreme Council of first convocation during the years of the war, chairman of the State Defense Committee and Prime Minister of NKR.
Quotation: Sonra Xankəndidə kazarmaya gətirdilər. İçəridə xeyli düşmən əsgəri yatırdı. İkisi oyaq idi. Qoca bir kişi də bunlardan ötrü tonqal qalayırdı. Sumqayıt ermənisi idi. Gəlib kazarmada oturduq. Onlardan bir-ikisi bizə yaxınlaşdı. Artıq işgəncələrə öyrənmişdim. Odur ki, düşməndən aman istəmədim. Yaxınlaşanlardan biri əlindəki yekə bıçaqla qulağımı kəsdi. Heç nə demədim, fikirləşdim ki, nə olar, olar. Ağrıya birtəhər dözdüm. Qulağımın üst hissəsini kəsib ətini götürdü. Yenə çoxlu qan itirdim.
Translation: Then we were brought to barracks in Khankendi. There were many enemy soldiers sleeping there. Two were awake and another old man was lighting a fire for them. He was an Armenian from Sumgait. We came and sat in the barracks. The two approached us. I was used to torture and therefore I did not ask the enemy for mercy. One of them took out a huge knife and cut off my ear. I said nothing, I thought: "let it be as it may." I endured the pain silently. Cutting off my ear, he took it with him. I lost much blood at that time.
You could sympathize with Panakh Maharramov if the website had not improvidently published his photos taken during the years of war and now, where you can see, with relief, both of his ears exactly where they are to be.
They could hardly grow back. But who knows what other miracles can happen in Azerbaijan?