EP CFSP and CSDP 2020 reports on Karabakh, Azerbaijan and Turkey related issues

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/ep-22-1-2021/ On January 20, 2021 EU Parliament adopted the Annual CFSP and CSDP Reports. Below are the excerpts from large documents, where Armenia, Karabakh, Azerbaijan, Turkey are mentioned. Source: EU Parliament official web site.

John Eibner’s relentless call for Christian Solidarity

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/eibner-21-1-2021/ Renowned human rights activist and humanist John Eibner has been advocating for the rights of Christians in Sudan, Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, China and other countries for decades. On July 27, 2020, he was appointed to the post of President of Christian Solidarity International (CSI). Two months later, a new genocidal war of the terrorist coalition of Azerbaijan, Turkey, jihadists with the support of a number of other countries began against the Christian Armenian people of Artsakh (Karabakh).

President of CSI: Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is genocide, not another fight

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/eibner-14-1-2021/ Source: The Christian Post, January 14, 2021 Photo: A man prays in Ghazanchetsots Cathedral, Shusha, partly destroyed by shelling, in October 2020. Note (Wikipedia): During the Armenia-Azerbaijan War of 1992-1993, John Eibner led CSI relief expeditions to CSI to Armenians in the blockaded territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, and to Azerbaijanis displaced from their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh. There’s a genocide of Armenian Christians, according to the head of a human rights group, but it’s largely going unnoticed because of conflicts between world powers.

International Christian Concern about atrocities committed by Azerbaijani invaders in Artsakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/persecution-1/ Source: web site of monthly magazine “Persecution” of International Christian Concern January 16, 2021 Local media reports that on January 13, relatives identified the body of 58-year-old Alvard Tovmasyan, found dead in the yard of her home in Karin Tak, a village of Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenian: Artsakh). Relatives left the village on October 29, while Tovmasyan stayed behind. Azeri forces later captured the village and following the ceasefire agreement she was reported missing.

Organized hate speech and animosity towards Armenians in Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/ombudsman-17-1-2021/ Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan together with his collegue from Republic of Artsakh made an Ad Hoc public report on the organized hate speech and animosity towards Armenians in Azerbaijan. The report was published on the web site on January 17, 2021. ORGANIZED HATE SPEECH AND ANIMOSITY TOWARDS ETHNICARMENIANS IN AZERBAIJAN AS ROOT CAUSES OF ETHNICALLY BASED TORTURE AND INHUMAN TREATMENT BY AZERBAIJANI ARMED FORCES(September-November 2020)

Christian Solidarity organization: Karabakh is under genocidal attack

From mid of January 2021 a front page of CSI’s web site has a call to make an action: “Save the First Christian CountryHELP THE PEOPLE OF NAGORNO-KARABAKH” followed by the article posted below. Christian Solidarity International (CSI) is a Christian human rights organization that advocates for and helps victims of religious persecution, enslavement, victimized children, and victims of natural disaster. For over 40 years, CSI has been fighting for religious freedom and human dignity around the globe – assisting those whose lives are threatened and whose rights are abused.

Azerbaijan’s stamp with chemical disinfection of Artsakh is an open propaganda for the extermination of Armenians

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/stamp-15-1-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/stamp-15-1-2021/ Source: web site of the ombudsman of Armenia, January 15, 2021 The policy of Armenophobia promoted by the Azerbaijani authorities at the state level and the fact of ethnic cleansing of Armenians in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) are substantiated by new developments. In particular, the Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies of Azerbaijan has issued “Azerbaijan 2020” postage stamps, one of which is an open propaganda of the extermination of the Armenians of Artsakh.

Statement by the Foreign Ministry of Armenia on the 31st anniversary of the anti-Armenian massacres in Baku

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-13-1-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-13-1-2021/ Web site of MFA of Armenia 13 January, 2021 31 years ago, the international community witnessed another crime against the Armenian population of Azerbaijan: the Armenian population which was an essential part of then Baku’s multicultural identity was subjected to the massacres and mass deportation carried out with particular cruelty. There were hundreds murdered, maimed, missing, tens of thousands of refugees. The anti-Armenian massacres in Baku of January, 1990, completed the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population of Azerbaijan.

Christian Solidarity International Warns of Genocide of Armenian Christians in Azerbaijan

Source: CSI web site, January 8, 2021 The president of Christian Solidarity International says there is a genocide of Armenian Christians in Shushi, Nagorno Karabakh in Azerbaijan. According to a press release from Christian Solidarity International, Islamic groups in Azerbaijan have forced some 100,000 people to flee the area. “Nagorno Karabakh lies at the center of a long-running geopolitical conflict, what Kipling dubbed ‘the Great Game,’” Christian Solidarity International president Dr. John Eibner said. “’The Great Game’ is a power competition for the vast, strategically important, predominantly Turkic Muslim territory stretching from Anatolia to Xinjiang province in western China.”

MFA of Armenia: Azerbaijan is responsible for committed mass war crimes

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-9-1-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-9-1-2021/ On January 9, 2021 MFA of Armenia published a Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia on the violations of the trilateral statement and international humanitarian law by Azerbaijan.

Groningen Journal of International Law. Genocide Risk in Nagorno-Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/groningen-4-1-2021/ Source: https://grojil.org/2021/01/04/genocide-risk-in-nagorno-karabakh/ January 4, 2021 by GroJIL-blog 1 Comment Dr Melanie O’Brien and Dr Suren Manukyan Atrocity Risk Factors Multiple risk factors lead to the commission of atrocity crimes, including genocide. Many of these risk factors can be observed in the Nagorno-Karabakh situation with regards to the Armenian population of that entity. This post will draw on several crucial sources of genocide risk factors: the United Nations Framework Analysis for Atrocity Crimes, and the work of several genocide scholars such as Barbara Harff. While the UN Framework lists 14 risk factors of atrocity crimes, scholars over the years have presented anywhere from […]

Bakou a reconnu lui –même: le Haut–Karabagh n`est pas Azerbaïdjan

in English – https://aga-tribunal.info/en/manasyan-31-10-2020-en/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/manasyan-31-10-2020/ Alexandre Manassyan  le 31 octobre  2020 Аnnotation Le Haut–Karabagh n` appartient pas  de DROit  à l` Azerbaïdjan . Le monde   le sait, mais ignore le droit. Et Bakou  s` en sert comme  permis au génocide. « Le Haut–Karabagh – c`est l` Azerbaïdjan ! » – c`est l` appel,  avec lequel le président azerbaïdjanais a lancé son armée et les terroristes au hachoir à viande de guerre. Pourtant  les documents   ratifiés par lui – même  ou avec sa participation sur le Haut – Karabagh   prouvent le contraire . DOCUMENT 1. La déclaration sur l`indépendance […]

Ombudsman of Armenia: Open threats against Armenia and Armenian society were used in Aliev’s speech on Jan 7, 2021

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/ombudsman-8-1-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/ombudsman-8-1-2021/ Below is a Statement by Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan published on his official web site. On January 7, 2021, the President of Azerbaijan, in his speech summarizing 2020, used statements and emphases which are part of the anti-Armenian policy in Azerbaijan and the organized propaganda of hostility towards the Armenian people.

Azeri WarCrimes: Chemical weapons in Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/kr-28-12-2020/ On January 29, 2020 the project “Karabakh Records” published a 4-min video in Armenian with the titres in English. Many of the Armenian soldiers wounded in Karabakh are receiving medical treatment at the National Burn Center in Yerevan. According to the doctors, the wounds are typical of a chemical or phosphorus weapon (in 70-80% of the present cases) and treating burns caused by chemicals and in particular, by white phosphorus, presents serious challenges. Doctors, nurses and soldiers struggle all together. Watch the report available in English and Russian to get to know more about one of […]

Mark Geragos about the crimes committed by Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/geragos-1-1-2021/ Attorney Mark Geragos (California) multiple times publicly expressed his views for the rights of Armenians in Artsakh and against the crimes committed by Azerbaijan. Below is his new initiative and few tweets after recent war started against Artsakh.

US Congress calls for National Intelligence Report on attacks against Artsakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/congress-22-12-2020/ On December 22, 2020 US Congress called on the U.S. Administration to provide a detailed report on aggression in and around Artsakh, demanding a detailed analysis of the impact of U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan and Armenia and its ramifications on the balance of power in the Caucasus region. Source – asbarez.org

Documents on war crimes committed by Azerbaijan were transferred to the Prosecutor and the Police in Armenia

in Armenian — https://aga-tribunal.info/tatoyan-28-12-2020-hy/ in Russain — https://aga-tribunal.info/tatoyan-28-12-2020/ On December 28, 2020, documentary protocols on war crimes committed by the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan were signed by Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan and transferred to the Prosecutor’s and the Police Offices in Armenia, as bodies of general jurisdiction. Below is the translation into Russian of the article of the Ombudsman from his official website by AGA-Trobunal.info.

Meeting of IPTCA on December 25, 2020

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/iptca-25-12-2020-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/iptsa-25-12-2020/ On December 25, 2020, an expanded meeting of the Organizing Committee of the International Public Tribunal for the Crimes of Azerbaijan IPTCA was held. Agenda: general issues and a brief presentation of the new work of professor A. Manasyan on the topic “Azerbaijan’s annexationist policy towards Nagorno-Karabakh: political and legal facts.” In this material, the author presented 30 theses (aspects) of the problem on 25 pages. This work was sent to the participants, translation into English has begun.

The Parliament of Luxembourg unanimously adopted a resolution on the final settlement of the status of Nagorno-Karabakh

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/luxembourg-24-12-2020-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/luxembourg-24-12-2020/ On December 19, 2020 the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies unanimously adopted a motion on Azerbaijan-Turkey-jihadist aggression against the Artsakh. Source: official web site of the parliament (in French)

J. Eibner: sanctioning those responsible for atrocity crimes against Christians in Karabakh is a must

The article “Losers in the 21st-century Great Game” by John Eibner was published in CSI web site on December 18, 2020. Dr John Eibner is the international president of Christian Solidarity International. Story featured in the Church times December 18, 2020 BADLY wounded by Azerbaijani rockets and desecrated by invading soldiers, the Armenian Apostolic Cathedral in Shushi, Nagorno Karabakh, stands today forlorn and lifeless. Prospects of the incumbent, Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, celebrating Christmas there this year — and for the foreseeable future — are nil. The town has been effectively “cleansed” of its Armenian Christian population (News, 4 December, 11 December).

International reports of the war crimes perpetrated by Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/crimes-22-12-2020/ Source: Embassy of Armenia to Switzerland-Permanent Mission to UN Office in Geneva, Dec 22, 2020 and also MFA of Armenia Independent international sources have circulated numerous reports on the war crimes perpetrated by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. Below is a compilation of some highlights for the ease of reference.

UNESCO Declaration on ensuring cultural property protection in and around Nagorno-Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco-21-12-2020/ Source: web site of UNESCO, December 11, 2020 The document was accepted at the 15th Meeting of the Committee. See another note from Dec 21, 2020 underneath a text of the Declaration. Declaration of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of the Second Protocol to The Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict – ensuring cultural property protection in and around Nagorno-Karabakh and setting-up an independent technical mission

Condemn and end the Armenocide policy pursued by Turkey, Azerbaijan and their accomplices Israel

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/refugees-21-12-2020/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/refugees-21-12-2020-hy/ On December 21, 2020, the Congress of Armenian Refugees from the Azerbaijan SSR published its statement in Armenian. Below is an unofficial translation into English by the editorial board of AGA-Tribunal.info.

Some 150 scientists across the globe apply to Vatican over preservation of cultural heritage in Karabakh

in Armenian – in Russian – Source: Panorama.am, December 11, 2020 A petition on the preservation of the cultural heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) signed by around 150 scientists from around the world has been submitted to the Vatican Secretariat of State of the Holy See.

Armenian FM at the Ancient Civilizations Forum about escalating aggression and violence in the world

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-15-12-2020/ Foreign minister of Armenia Ara Ayvazian participated on December 15, 2020 at the online 4th Ministerial Meeting of the Ancient Civilizations Forum. Armenpress cited him: “It is critical today to promote a culture of peace to face the escalating aggression and violence that we have been witnessing around the world. The culture of peace can only be founded on strong international cooperation and the Ancient Civilizations Forum is an important platform in this regard as it brings together countries with thousand-year-old ancestral cultures and vast tangible and intangible heritage”.

UK Parliamentary Debate on Artsakh conflict on Dec 8, 2020

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/uk-8-12-2020/ Members of UK Parliament debated the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday 8 December 2020 in Westminster Hall. This was a general debate. General debates allow MPs to debate important issues, however they do not end in a vote nor can they change the law. The debates lasted more than one hour, a text of full protocol is here.

Truth and Accountability: Ethnic Cleansing in the Modern Age in Artsakh

Source: AGBU, December 22, 2020 Given its century-old history of advocating for the human rights and dignity of the Armenian people, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) has long recognized the importance of supporting all victims of ethnic cleansing, genocide and other crimes against humanity around the world. That is why it continues to observe December 9th—the United Nations International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and the Prevention of this Crime–with inclusive discussions of an international scope, each year focusing on a different theme related to this vast, multi-dimensional subject.

Nuncio of the Holy See: Vatican is ready to help preserve cultural heritage in Artsakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/vatican-9-12-2020/ in Armenian – Source: web site of the president of Armenia, December 9, 2020. On December 9, 2020 president of Armenia Armen Sarkissian received the Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See, Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt (residence in Tbilisi).

Dr. John Eibner: The war against Nagorno Karabakh is the latest episode in the process of Armenian Genocide

An interview with Dr. John Eibner, published in CSI web site on December 3, 2020 and partially in German in Die Tagespost, November 26, 2020. A new chapter in the suffering of the Armenian people is being played out in Nagorno Karabakh. CSI Director John Eibner answers questions on the situation following the ceasefire.

Azerbaijan is an aggressor worthy of new Nurnberg

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/krivopuskov-3-12-2020/ On December 3, 2020 Viktor Krivopuskov published a new article in the well known information agency REGNUM “Who will be responsible for the tragedy of Nagorno-Karabakh?” Viktor Krivopuskov is a chairman of the Russian Society for Friendship with Armenia, PhD in sociology, laureate of the Boris Polevoy Literary Prize, Honorary Member of the Writers’ Union of Armenia. Below is a partially non official translation from Russian by AGA-Tribunal.info.