"I did not want them to disfigure me, to take my eye off, to cut my nose and ears.
Forty-two-year-old Aqil Ahmadov, with a
"They were more than us, and they had heavy equipment-armed machine guns, artillery, etc. Their goal was to capture us alive. Talking on the portable radio in Russian they told us to capitulate, but
Ahmadov says that the bullet is still in his body.
Although he tried
" I tried, but I could not, because I did not feel the lower part of my body. I was trying to open my eyes
Nightmare in the captivity
"Different language, different place, different people. Someone in a white coat was slapping my face. When I heard the voice, I understood that he was Armenian and that I was captured. The last thing I remembered was how my commander was digging the land with his hands to hide the maps, and he had even eaten some of the secret documents during the shootings. I don’t remember anything since then. It was as if; the camera was filming and
"I had a pain in spinal bones. My hands and feet were tied to the bed. Since
The captured soldier later knew that he spent 9-10 days in Jabrail region, Then he was sent to the hospital in
"They did not treat me completely. After 10-15 days they moved me to the prison.
The urine flowing from the abdomen
The operation was done such that the seams were visible. Then he took the pillow and put it on my face pressing it with his gun. I felt the gun on my forehead. I closed my eyes, I was waiting to be killed….” While in captivity he remembers the other seven soldiers – his companions. He thought that they left him, however, during the next interrogation, the Armenian officer showed the photos of all seven soldiers to understand if he knows them. He was informed that all of them had died. When he was captured he was unaware of his friends. He got to know that they exploded themselves
"Even Armenian soldiers were surprised with this act of my companions, they even showed this to their soldiers – how a true patriot must be.”
"I had eight new seams. In
Sawdust instead of
"When the Red Cross was coming, everything was great. They were
They are three brothers in the family. When he was in captive, his parents thought that
One step from the Freedom
"They did not want to exchange me. I was attempted to be exchanged two times by the other side, but instead
The motherland. 10
"I was lying in the UAZ (car). We were passing through Barda. All around I saw the billboards in Azerbaijani language, I heard my language. I stopped the car, left and took a deep breath. I asked the people who led me if I am dreaming. Am I really free? Will these people beat me and insult me again?
For almost two years I did not know the dates. New Year, Novruz Bayram…. my birthday…. I did not know anything. Only in the hospital in
When I returned everything was very good. Everyone welcomed me very well. President Ilham
Aqil still has health issues and for
"I had to tell it to Ilham Aliyev when he was here, but I was ashamed. I would not say I regret it. I stood face to face with the President. I am sure that if I told him about my health, I would be treated soon. I
Aqil Ahmadov receives 242 AZN pension as a veteran of war.