About the International Public Tribunal for the Crimes of Azerbaijan

հայերեն / in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/tribunal_about_hy/ на русском – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/tribunal_about/ The International public Tribunal for the crimes of Azerbaijan is to unite the efforts of various professional organizations to identify, expose, condemn, combat, prevent and punish genocide and the criminal policy of Azerbaijan. It was initiated on March 25, 2020 by the participants of the online forum “Against Crimes of Azerbaijan” – a preliminary event before the International scientific and practical Conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the massacre of the Armenian population of Shushi (Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh Republic, NKR)) was planned in city Shushi (Republic of Artsakh (NKR)) “Genocidal behavior of Azerbaijan: […]

Conference on the 100th anniversary of the massacres of Armenians in city Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh Republic/Artsakh) committed by Azerbaijan

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/conf-15-7-2020-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/conf-15-7-2020/ International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on the 100th anniversary of the massacres of Armenians in city Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh Republic/Artsakh) “Genocidal behavior of Azerbaijan: history and modernity (from the political and legal assessment of crimes to the international court)” (July 15-16, city Shushi, Republic of Artsakh) Organizers Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the Republic of Artsakh Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia Foundation “Culture and Future” (Saint Petersburg, Russia) Partners Scientific center of Artsakh Public organization of sociological and political science […]

Crimes committed by Azerbaijan against the Armenian people and humanity after 1990

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/crimes-after-1990/ A partial List of crimes committed by Azerbaijan after 1990. Some were noted in the Statement of the group of organizations of January 12, 2020. List of crimes before the end of 1990 – here. 1991-1994 – large-scale aggression against the NKR and the border regions of the Republic of Armenia (RA). February 1992 — the killing of their own citizens and Meskhetian Turks near city Agdam when they left Khojaly along a humanitarian corridor made by Armenians.  April 1992 — atrocities and crime of genocide of Armenians in Maraga village  2004 — the heroization of Ramil […]

Crimes committed by Azerbaijan before the end of 1990

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/crimes-till-1990/ A partial List of crimes committed by Azerbaijan before the end of 1990. Some were noted in the Statement of the group of organizations of January 12, 2020. List of crimes after 1990 – here. 1905-1906 – participation in riots against Armenians in the Caucasus, the persecution and murder of Armenians, the seizure of their property. July 1918 – massacre and exile of Armenians in Nukhi, Aresh, Geokchay regions September 1918 – participation in the massacre of Armenians in Baku by Turkish troops, theft of their property. 1919-1920 – massacre of Armenians of Nukhi and Aresh regions 1918-1921 – armed attacks and violence […]

Black List – Reading List for Social Change

Prepared by Jermaine McCalpin and Damion K. Blake* The list that follows is meant to provide some important texts for anyone who is interested in having a robust understanding of history, politics, philosophy. It does not claim to be authoritative or complete. Rather, it represents some helpful sources for the compilers who hope that it will be a useful in understanding the contemporary, global and American developments in light of history and its role in social and political change.

Appeal to European Parliament President David Sassoli

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/europarl_14-6-2020/ From: NGO “Crossroad” (“Khachmeruk”), Armenia To: European Parliament President David Sassoli June 14, 2020 Dear Mr. Sassoli, For us, the signatories of this letter, and for the many residents of Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, NKR), any reference to the territorial integrity and legitimate borders of the Republic of Azerbaijan is puzzling in the light of the following facts.

Museum of Armenian pogroms in Azerbaijan should be opened in Yerevan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/museum_2-2-2018/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/museum_2-2-2018_hy/ Source – News.am, February 2, 2018 Translation in English by AGA-Tribunal. Until an appropriate assessment is given of what happened in the Azerbaijan SSR from 1988 to 1991, and until it is not yet said that the Armenians of Karabakh were forced to start defending themselves because of all this, there will be no peace in the region. This was announced at a meeting with journalists on February 2, 2018 by the coordinator of the Congress of Refugees from the Azerbaijan SSR Mariam Avagyan.

The film about the violent dearmenization of the Shaumyan region

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/shahumyan_1990/ The Shaumyan district (Artsakh) mainly populated with Armenians, in 1921 was illegally included in the newly created Azerbaijan. Armenians opposed this decision for 70 years. From 1988-1992, they opposed the armed attack of Azerbaijan, but on June 13, 1992 the entire area inhabited by Armenians, under the threat of complete destruction, was forcibly deported.

Statement by the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh on the Occasion of the 28th Anniversary of the Occupation of the Shahumian Region

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/artsakh_12-6-2020_hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/artsakh_12-6-2020/ 28 years ago, on June 12, 1992, the Azerbaijani armed forces, supported by the units of the 23rd division of the former Soviet Army, launched a large-scale attack on the Republic of Artsakh, employing heavy equipment and military aircraft. The first to be targeted was the Shahumian region. Having multiple superiority in manpower and equipment, the Azerbaijani armed forces managed to capture the Shahumian region of the Republic of Artsakh, after which they started ethnic cleansing and brutal massacre of Armenian civilians.

The Phobia about the Armenians in Azerbaijani kid’s Literature

Hovik Avanesov, Anjela Elibegova, Arina Grigoryan Anti-Armenian policy and military rhetoric are an inseparable part of the foreign and internal policy of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The mentioned policy was also reflected in the Azerbaijani kid’s literature. The research focuses on the phobia about the Armenians in children’s literary works of Azerbaijani writers and their influence on the world outlook of the youth of Azerbaijan. Based on the results of the monitoring and research carried out by the authors, a number of facts have been presented which testify the systemic nature of anti-Armenian policy implemented by Azerbaijan.

United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/en/speech_2/ Full document is on UN web site (PDF, 5 pages). About these UN activities since May 2019 – here (videos). Around the world, we are seeing a disturbing groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance – including rising anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred and persecution of Christians. Social media and other forms of communication are being exploited as platforms for bigotry. Neo-Nazi and white supremacy movements are on the march. Public discourse is being weaponized for political gain with incendiary rhetoric that stigmatizes and dehumanizes minorities, migrants, refugees, women and any so-called “other”.

Adama Dieng (UN) on hate speech

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/en/dieng_1 Adama Dieng, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide: “Words kill as surely as bullets.” Bringing a historical perspective to current trends, he examines the roots of the problem and offers potential solutions that focus on the world’s youth. Mr. Dieng was central to the development of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech, which contains ideas on how to address the root causes and drivers of hate speech and how to reduce its impact on societies.

Society of Avars of the South Caucasus: on discrimination in Azerbaijan and appeal to the public of Armenia and Artsakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/avar_31-5-2020/ Source: article in the newspaper “Aravot” on May 31, 2020 The article is about Avars – a Northeast Caucasian native ethnic group which is predominant among several ethnic groups living in the Russian Republic of Dagestan, neighbor republic to Azerbaijan (Wikipedia). Translation in English by AGA-Tribunal.info The public non-governmental organization “Society of Avars of the South Caucasus” reported on the real situation with human rights in the Belokan region in Azerbaijan (on the border with Georgia and Dagestan), where, as it is known, Avars compactly live, accounting for approximately 74% of the population of the region, with almost […]

Czech Republic consistently condemns Armenian Genocide in Turkey

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/czech_20-5-2020/ The Senate of the Czech Republic adopted a Resolution condemning Nazi crimes against humanity and the Armenian Genocide, Katerina Eispurwit, May 20, 2020 The Senate of the Czech Republic adopted a Resolution condemning the crimes of the Nazis against humanity and the Armenian Genocide in 1915 in the Ottoman Empire.

On the need to accept one general concept on the recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide and compensation for damage

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/wa_24-4-2020_hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa_24-4-2020/ Address by the Chairman of the National Assembly (Parliament) of the Republic of Western Armenia Source – Parliament website (non official translation in English) By the 105th anniversary of the memory and commemoration of the victims of the Armenian Genocide, we showed our omissions in the issue of recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide and compensation for damage for it. Up to this day, pan-Turkism has not been condemned as a theory of xenophobia, intolerance and racism, there is no general point of view on the full period of the Armenian Genocide, two sides […]

Maragha Genocide as a Continuation of Azerbaijan’s Genocidal Policy

Azerbaijani military aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has a tragic history challenging human imagination, Maragha genocide stands out against this appalling background (Maragha is referred to as a Soviete village of Leninavan – two merged villages of Maraghi and Margushevan of the NKR Mardakert region, on the border with Mirbashir district (Terter  district), near the Azerbaijani city of Mir-Bashir (Terter). According to the last census conducted of 1989, the village had a population of 4,660.  The village was shelled on 5 a.m. of  April 10, 1992 that was no more intense than previously. The shelling intensified at midday by regular Azerbaijani […]

Statement of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh on the 28th Anniversary of the Massacre of Armenians in Maragha

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/maraga_10-4-2020/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/maraga_10-4-2020_hy/ April 10, 2020 Today marks the 28th anniversary of the massacre of civilians of the Armenian settlement of Maragha, Martakert region of the Republic of Artsakh, committed by the armed forces of Azerbaijan. The massacre in Maragha is an unprecedented war crime committed by the Republic of Azerbaijan, on the basis of hatred against Armenians aimed at the annihilation of the Armenian population.

Be alert the people of Israel, for you have already been involved in disaster-promoting activities

For the umpteenth time we testify and come across the fact causing many controversial questions as to how the state system of the Jewish people bearing the pain of Holocaust becomes a platform for various groups advocating and inciting genocide. Although our appeals to the Jewish people were numerous, we don’t hear any reaction up to now… The same Israeli state sponsors and provides modern Nazis with high-quality weaponry to ensure the continued destruction of those in the West Caspian, who underwent in 1987-1992 the Great Disaster only because they were the Armenians, in territories under control of the state […]

Statement of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh on the fourth anniversary of the April aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa_artsakh_2-4-2020_hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa_artsakh_2-4-2020/ April 2, 2020 Four years ago, on April 2, 2016, in flagrant violation of the ceasefire agreement, the Azerbaijani armed forces attacked the Republic of Artsakh. They targeted not only the front-line positions of the Defense Army of Artsakh, but also the civilians. The intensity and scale of the hostilities, the number of forces and military equipment deployed by Azerbaijan, as well as the actions of the Azerbaijani side taken prior to the attack to deliberately escalate the tensions and disrupt the peace process indicate that the April 2 aggression was a carefully planned […]