BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 5. Director General of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) Kathryne Bomberger and ICMP Director of Policy and Cooperation Andreas Kleiser have visited the Forensic Medical Examination and Pathological Anatomy Association of Azerbaijan’s Health Ministry, the ministry told Trend.
According to the ministry, the association director Adalat Hasanov informed the guests about the tasks facing the association employees, in particular, during the forensic medical examination and identification of the remains of thousands of Azerbaijani military personnel and civilians who were reported as missing during the first Karabakh war.
Hasanov said that the acceptance of the remains found in mass graves in the 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, on the basis of the decisions of the prosecutor's office, a forensic medical examination of the remains is being carried out, he noted.
Besides, according to the association’s head, by order of the country's leadership, the workers of the association, together with law enforcement officers, are exhuming the remains from the graves of unknown martyrs who died during the first Karabakh war in various cities and regions of Azerbaijan for conducting a forensic medical examination.
The director general of the international commission highly appreciated the work done in the field of forensic medical examination of the remains of Azerbaijani citizens found in the liberated territories.
Then the ICMP officials got acquainted with the conditions of forensic medical examination and storage for the discovered remains in the relevant departments of the association. Besides, a wide exchange of views on these topics took place.