Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denies information about use of internal organs of deceased servicemen
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 16 /Trend/
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has commented on the information about the extraction of the internal organs of deceased servicemen of military units, which has been circulating in the press in recent days.
"Following the wrong reports about the death of soldier Tayfur Bayov in Nakhchivan military unit on August 6, who died of vasculitis, some "military experts" and "scribblers" do not cease to publish materials on the extraction of the internal organs of deceased servicemen," chief of the Defense Ministry's Forensic Medical Examination Center Rasim Aliyev said.
"I would like to inform that both in civil and military conditions, body is anatomized for examination and samples from body parts are taken for histological, chemical, biological and criminal investigation to identify the causes of death. This process is carried out in accordance with a written permission of law-enforcement organizations for the final clarification of cause of the death. Parents or close relatives of the deceased may present and in most cases are present at the body examination by authority of prosecutor. The body, not depending on the causes of death, is anatomized," Aliyev said.
He noted that, according to the instructions for the examination three cavities of the corpse are anatomized during the examination - cranial, thoracic and abdominal cavity.
The organs are taken from the cavities by forensic scientist, examined and then returned back. After that the cavities are sutured.
Everywhere in the world the examination of body is carried out so and no one tries to introduce this process as extraction of internal organs for sale. At least because they know that parts of dead body are not useful, they do not show ignorance as our local "experts" or "scribblers."
"We don't think to remain indifferent to this dirty campaign launched against the Defense Ministry. "Military expert" Alakbar Mammadov claimed that body parts of soldiers could be useful for some oligarchs, who need transplantation of body parts. I think I will sue Alakbar Mammadov for these claims. Let him to prove what he said" Aliyev said.