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 experts, public figures, 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 in July 2020 dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the massacre of the Armenian population of Shushi (Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh Republic, NKR)) in city Shushi […]

Allocution du Président des Etats-Unis Joseph Biden du 24 avril 2021

in English – https://aga-tribunal.info/en/wa-24-4-2021-en/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/wa-24-4-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa-24-4-2021/ in Turkish – https://aga-tribunal.info/en/wa-24-4-2021-tr/ Allocution du Président des Etats-Unis Joseph Biden du 24 avril 2021 et politique états-unienne concernant la question de la reconnaissance, de la condamnation du Génocide des arméniens et les compensations pour dommages subis

ABD Başkan Joe Biden’in 24 Nisan 2021 tarihindeki mesajı ve Ermeni Soykırımı’nın tanınması, kınanması ve tazminat konularıyla ilgili ABD politikası

in English – https://aga-tribunal.info/en/wa-24-4-2021-en/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/wa-24-4-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa-24-4-2021/ in French – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa-24-4-2021-fr/ ABD Başkan Joe Biden’in 24 Nisan 2021 tarihindeki mesajı ve Ermeni Soykırımı’nın tanınması, kınanması ve tazminat konularıyla ilgili ABD politikası

On Statement by President Joseph Biden of April 24, 2021 and US policy on recognizing, condemning and compensating for the Armenian Genocide

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/wa-24-4-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa-24-4-2021/ in French – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa-24-4-2021-fr/ in Turkish – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa-24-4-2021-tr/ AGA-Tribunal.info added web links to the referenced documents. Statement by President Joseph Biden of April 24, 2021 and US policy on recognizing, condemning and compensating for the Armenian Genocide

Two-faced Janus as the patron God of International politics

The ancient Greeks and Romans had many different gods who patronized people in one sphere or another. This tradition continued. Today when people talk about art they remember Apollo (Phoebus according to ancient Roman mythology), in conversations about medicine they mention Asclepius (Aesculapius) and they recall Ares (Mars) when they talk about war. Athena (Minerva) is considered to be the patroness of wisdom and Themis (Justice) patronizes justice and so on.Regarding international politics there was no such certainty except that the figure of the god Hermes (Mercury) was considered to be helping to conduct various negotiations, besides patronizing merchants, liars […]

Protest against sabotage of the international level

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/maragha-14-4-2021/ April 10, 2021 – Day of Remembrance for the victims of the massacre of the Armenian population in the village of Maragha committed by Azerbaijan. A number of public organizations, together with refugees from Maragha, held discussions these days. One of the discussions was over the Internet in St. Petersburg with participants from different cities. In particular, a critical open Appeal to the UN, EU and UNESCO was adopted.

Maragha. April 10. Action of memory in St. Petersburg, Russia

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/maragha-10-4-2021/ On April 10, 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh issued an annual Statement in connection with the massacre of the Armenians of the Maragha village. The Statement begins with a legal assessment of the crime: “the armed forces of Azerbaijan committed Genocide of the Armenian civilian population of Maragha settlement of the Republic of Artsakh”. It ends with the words: “Crimes against humanity have no statute of limitations and must be prosecuted and punished”. On this day, the public organization “Crossroad” (“Khachmeruk”) and members of the Society of friends of Artsakh of the Armenian community […]

The Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh remembers and condemns the Massacre of the Armenian Population of Maragha Settlement

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-10-4-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-10-4-2021/ Source: MFA of the Republic of Artsakh, April 10, 2021 Commentary from AGA-Tribunal.info: This Statement of the Artsakh Foreign Ministry about Maragha is the shortest in size in comparison with the previous ones. However, it is the first time that crimes are called genocide. The 2020 Statement referred to Azerbaijan’s (just) attempt to carry out genocidal acts in 2016. In the Statements of 2013, 2014 … 2018 and 2019, as well as in the general Statement of the Artsakh Foreign Ministry (as of April 10, 2021) on the massacre in Maragha http://www.nkr.am/en/maragha-massacre, […]

The crime of genocide committed by Azerbaijan in Maragha in 1992 and the exodus from New Maragha in 2020

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/maraga/ in Facebook – here On April 10, 1992, units of the Azerbaijani army committed the crime of genocide in the village of Maragha: 51 Armenian civilians were brutally killed, 38 people were taken prisoner, including women and children, more than 175 houses were set on fire. Subsequently, 24 people were exchanged, but the fate of 14 residents remains unknown (these figures differ slightly in different sources) … Many dozens of evidences have been published, testifying the massacre of Armenians in Maragha. It is very important to consolidate various information scattered on the Internet.

Pan-Turkism and the politics of culturocide

Recently, a number of publications have appeared aimed at forming in the Russian political public consciousness the attitude that the strategic priority for Russia is an alliance with Turkey. It is argued that the ideology and policy of pan-Turkism adopted by Erdogan’s Turkey does not pose any danger to Russia, but, on the contrary, corresponds to the interests of Moscow, which should actively use it. It is also argued that pan-Turkism is a Russian invention, invented in the General Staff of the Tsarist army purely in the interests of Russia, and the Bolsheviks became the successors of this policy of […]

The topic of genocide does not accept manipulation. Especially during the terrorist and information war

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/theriault-4-11-2021/ On November 4, 2020 “The Armenian Weekly” magazine published an open letter of Henry Theriault against dangerous, deceitful and anti-Armenian publication on the web site “Genocide Watch”. Later on this web site the rampant of Azerbaijani propaganda took on indecent proportions. AGA-Tribunal.info made a translation of that article into Russian. A link to this page was placed as a comment in “Armenian Weekly”.

Gilles Deleuze on Artsakh and the rights of Armenians for life

Source: https://medium.com/sev-bibar/gilles-deleuze-on-artsakh-and-the-rights-of-armenians-for-life-abb26fccfa79 We present you an excerpt from French television program called “L’Abécédaire de Gilles Deleuze” (“Gilles Deleuze’s alphabet book”), produced by Pierre-André Boutang in 1988–1989, consisting of an eight-hour series of interviews between Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet. In one of the interviews the French philosopher talks about Artsakh events and the rights of Armenians for life. “Take, the example of recent contemporary unrest in Armenia. What is the situation there to the best of my understanding? There is an enclave in another Soviet Republic. There is an Armenian enclave, and there is the Republic of Armenia…There is a […]

Petition: Protect Armenian Cultural & Historical Sites in Artsakh

Source: Public petition, charge.org On November 10, Armenia, Russia, and Azerbaijan have signed a joint statement to end the war in Artsakh, that was going on for more than 40 days. This deal has forced Armenia to surrender to Azerbaijan most of the territories they had in Artsakh (their indigenous land for thousands of years). During the war, we had received many videos of Azerbaijani soldiers destroying cultural Armenian monuments while capturing cities, and the worldwide Armenian community is now concerned that when the Government of Azerbaijan get full control of the territories conceded in the deal, they will continue the […]

Cultural cleansing in occupied Artsakh

Source: Lillian Avedian, Armenian Weekly, 31.03.2021 The BBC has documented the total destruction of a 19th-century Armenian church in the latest recorded incident of a systematic pattern of cultural genocide perpetrated by the Azerbaijani government against Armenian cultural heritage in the South Caucasus.  BBC correspondent Jonah Fisher traveled to the region of Jabrayil, an outlying territory of Artsakh that came under Azerbaijani control under the November 9 ceasefire agreement, to investigate the disappearance of Zoravor Surp Astvatsatsin Church (Armenian Holy Mother of God Church) in the village of Mekhakavan. Video footage from November proves that the church was intact immediately following the […]

V. Krivopuskov: Questions to Ilham Aliyev must be considered in the Hague Tribunal

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/krivopuskov-30-3-2021/ March 30, 2021 Victor Krivopuskov published an article (in Russian) on the website of information agency REGNUM “Aliyev should be responsible for the casus belli of the Azerbaijan-Karabakh war-2020”. We give it below translated in English by AGA-Tribunal.info. Some publications of Viktor Krivopuskov are at – https://aga-tribunal.info/krivopuskov/

Report on Armenian Genocide by Kasturi Chatterjee on March 29, 2021

Kasturi Chatterjee (FLAME University, India) presented a report at the International Symposium on March 29. 2021. The title – “That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named: Turkish Denial of the Armenian Genocide, Historical Legacies, and Potential Hopes for Future“.

Vandalism against the St. Yeghishe Armenian Church in Mataghis

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/vandalism-27-3-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/vandalism-27-3-2021/ Below are the comments of two ombudsmen of Republics of Armenia and of Artsakh about new crime committed by Azerbaijan. Sources: Facebook pages (March 27, 2021) of ombudsman of Rep. of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan of ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan

R. Lemkin and the concept of cultural genocide

Source: Donna-Lee Frieze (2013) New approaches to Raphael Lemkin, Journal of Genocide Research, 15:3, 247-252, DOI: 10.1080/14623528.2013.821219 Writing in 1948 before the adoption of the Genocide Convention, Toby Shafter argued that ‘if the Genocide law is adopted, Raphael Lemkin’s name will go down in history as a great lawgiver’. While ‘the group is endowed with a historical existence. . . its members enjoy only physical existence’, so biological destruction was added by delegates to the UN as an act of genocide to include the intention to destroy through sterilizations, castrations, prevention of births and mass restrictions of marriage. Thomas M. […]

“Cultural” silence as approval of sacrilege

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/25-3-2021/ March 25 in Russia is the State Day of cultural workers and custodians of cultural heritage. On the eve of this day, on the eve of Holy Week (in the Armenian Apostolic Church), another public blasphemy was committed in one of the territories occupied by Azerbaijan – successive acts of desecration were committed against the Christian church with dancing and wild cries on its dome with a downed cross, and, in the end, was committed destruction to the foundation of this church. All these acts by a group of vandals in the form of soldiers and […]

Online discussion on the cultural genocide from Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/z-23-3-2021/ On March 23, 2021, the public organization “Khachmeruk” (Crossroads) held a discussion on the topic of cultural genocide (culturicide) of the Armenian heritage of the Republic of Artsakh that is realizing by Azerbaijan. Like the previous one on February 24-25, it was held on the Zoom platform. The announcement was on Facebook and vkontakte.

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s comment on the destruction of Zoravor Surb Astvatsatsin Church

Source: Official website of MFA RA Today, the BBC released a video documenting the demolition of the Zoravor Surb Astvatsatsin Church near the town of Mekhakavan (Jebrail), which took place after the region fell under the Azerbaijani control. The same church had already been desecrated during the recent Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh. We strongly condemn this yet another case of a crime committed by Azerbaijan on the grounds of religious hatred. At the same time, the attempts of the Azerbaijani leadership to justify this barbarism are even more concerning, as it shows that this manifestation of vandalism was intentional in […]

The AGMI’s Statement against the distortion of the ownership of Armenian cultural monuments

Source: The AGMI’s Statement against the distortion of the ownership of Armenian cultural monuments, 22.03.2021 The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute strongly condemns another attempt made by Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, to distort the ownership of Armenian cultural monuments. Ilham Aliyev, visiting the occupied territories of the Artsakh Republic including the 12th-century Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) Armenian Church in the village of Tsakuri in the Hadrut region in the last few days, made the following statement:“This is an Albanian church. The Armenians tried to make this church Armenian, they added inscriptions in Armenian here, but were not successful. This […]

V. Krivopuskov. Azerbaijan destroys the Armenian-Russian heritage

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/krivopuskov-22-3-2021/ Article by Viktor Krivopuskov dated March 22, 2021. The Russian Community of Nagorno-Karabakh is concerned about the destruction of the Armenian-Russian heritage in Karabakh regions that came under the control of Baku

The soft language of USCIRF’s report on Azerbaijan is a direct encouragement of the ongoing cultural genocide

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/uscirf-18-3-2021/ Source: https://www.uscirf.gov/ March 18, 2021 The U.S. Commission on international religious freedom (USCIRF) every year issues reports about 29 countires. Among them there are 6 ex-Soviet countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, as wel as Turkey, another 14 countries from Asia, 6 from Africa, also Cuba and Nicaragua. USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan, U.S. federal government commission created by the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad.  USCIRF uses international standards to monitor religious freedom violations globally, and makes policy recommendations to the President, […]

Ara Aivazian: the attempts to resolve conflict by mass atrocities, use of force and the terrorist fighters should be unequivocally condemned.

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-16-3-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-16-3-2021/ Source: MFA of Armenia, March 16, 2021 Statement for press by Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian following a meeting with Ann Linde, the Foreign Minister of Sweden and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office