“Evidence” of the survivors of 1992 Aghdam events circulated by the Azerbaijani propaganda machine and presented in the Azerbaijani propagandistic publication “The Khojaly Genocide” in 2006 started to work against it demonstrating the process of falsification of archival documents.
The point is that the entire “proving base” of the Azerbaijani side is collected in this book without any scrutiny, onlybased on foreign publications and “eyewitness accounts.” For example, on pages 475 and 477, the testimony of the same person, SuleymanovYusifHasanalioglu, born in 1949, is published, which he gave within a few days – in October and November of 1992.
In the interrogation of October, he claims that his wife died from the cold, and that his two sons reached Aghdam alive, adding that “none of my relatives lived in Khojaly.”
He gives a different testimony in a month. Repeating the information about the dead wife and survived sons,Suleymanov changed the testimony regarding the other facts: “Most of my relatives have disappeared. I do not know if they are alive or dead or were captured as hostages.”
Suleymanov was born in village Farah of Lachin district, the NKR. During the war, he worked atKhojaly department of internal affairs, which was especially distinguished by its atrocities against the Armenian population. It is significant that Suleymanov himself confesses that he was armed with an assault rifleand threw it away because the cartridges ended.
On February 26, 1992, during the war in Karabakh, around 200 to 300 people (according to Human Rights Watch, and 600 according to the version propagated by Azerbaijan) were killed in unknown circumstances near the city of Aghdam. They have been deliberately withheld by the Azerbaijani authorities in the midst of the military actions. Population of the village of Khojaly, which was one of the firing points shooting at the blockaded Stepanakert (among five others) was kept in the village for months by force and was not evacuated by the authorities of Azerbaijan deliberately, in order to use them as human shields later.
Residents of Khojaly coming out through the humanitarian corridor, that the self-defence forces of NKR had left open, freely passed more than 10 km and reached the Aghdam city controlled by the Azerbaijani troops. Later, not far from the positions of Azerbaijani troops dead bodies of the villagers were found. The exact death toll remains unknown as the official Baku publishes data contradicting each other. Parliamentary Commission investigating the tragic death of the civilians at Aghdam city was dissolved by the order of Heydar Aliyev, the investigative materials are kept secret.