The Ministry of Justice has issued a statement on the murder of Fakhraddin Abbaszadeh, calling it a suicide.
“Fakhraddin Abbaszadeh suffered a psychological shock and committed suicide due to the capture of Shusha by the Azerbaijani army,” the statement said.
But this information raises new questions:
1. According to official information, Abbasov committed suicide on the day of the capture of Shusha. That is, he heard the news and committed suicide a few hours later. I wonder how the inquest determined that he committed suicide due to the occupation of Shusha? Only a psychologist who could talk to him could determine that. How did the psychologist get there at that moment and find out about his opinion?
2. Let’s give the benefit of doubt and assume that the psychologist was there and found out that Abbasov was suffering from psychological trauma due to the occupation of Shusha. But why did the prison authorities not take any precautionary measures against the threat of suicide?
3. According to the official information, Abbasov recently expressed deep concern over the liberation of 7 regions around Karabakh. Seeing this, why did the prison authorities not tighten control over Abbasov due to the risk of suicide? What did the prison administration do to prevent the risk of suicide?
4. Abbasov also warned his family before his death that he would be killed. This warning also gives grounds for special control. The Azerbaijani government did not take this warning seriously.
Thus, the Azerbaijani government bears responsibility on three accounts for not acting to prevent the possibility of Abbasov’s suicide. It also had the opportunity to act against against the threat of assassination. Therefore, the Azerbaijani government is responsible for both the assassination and the possibility of suicide.