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.

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).

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.

An urgent appeal of WCC to UNESCO for the protection of Armenian religious and cultural monuments Artsakh

Source: web sites of World Council of Churches and Armenian Church, Eastern Diocese in US, November 23, 2020. In a letter to the Director-General of UNESCO, the Geneva-based World Council of Churches (WCC) has made an urgent appeal for the protection of Armenian religious and cultural monuments Artsakh.

We need a Tribunal to convict the one who started the treacherous war against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27, 2020

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/kazimirov-12-11-2020/ On November 12, 2020 V. Kazimirov published an article in the popular Russian information agency REGNUM. Vladimir Kazimirov – is a former ambassador, head of the Russian mediation mission in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 1992-1996, honored worker of the Russian diplomatic service. V. Kazimirov’s website – http://vn.kazimirov.ru/mir.htm Below is a non-official translation from Russian by AGA-Tribunal.info.

UNESCO: Reaffirming the obligation to protect cultural goods of Nagorno-Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco-18-11-2020/ Source: web site of UNESCO, November 18, 2020 On 18 November, the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, received the representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan to the Organization. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art appeals for protection of cultural heritage sites in Nagorno-Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/metro-17-11-2020/ Source: The Art Newspaper, November 17, 2020 The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York issued a plea today for the preservation of cultural heritage sites in the Nagorno-Karabakh region as Azerbaijan moves to take control of swaths of territory under a Russian-brokered peace deal for the enclave.

Call for the conviction of the perpetrators of ethnic cleansing of the Armenians in Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/afaja-1/ in Armenian – here in French – here in Spanish – here in Portugese – here By the end of October 2020, the French Association of Armenian lawyers and jurists AFAJA initiated a petition in six languages addressed to the UN Security Council. During the month as on November 25, it was signed by 28,140 people. Web address of the petition in English – here.

Statement of ICOMOS, ICA, IFLA & ICOM on damage and protection of cultural heritage in Nagorno Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco-20-11-2020/ Source: ICA.com, November 20, 2020 ICOMOS, ICA, IFLA and ICOM call upon all parties involved in implementing the complete ceasefire agreement that came into force on 10 November in Nagorno-Karabakh to proactively ensure full respect and protection of allthe cultural heritage in the concerned areas, in particular those where control is passing from one party to another (Agdam district, Kelbajar district and Lachin region). This respect and protection must extend to the conservation, interpretation and presentation of all such cultural heritage.

Arman Tatoyan about Azerbaijani systematic policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide through terroristic methods in Artsakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/tatoyan-18-11-2020/ in Armenian – here The Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan commented on his Facebook page on November 18, 2020, a video with the humiliation of an old Armenian man by the Azerbaijani military.

Armenia’s ambassador to Vatican: Turkey and Azerbaijan intent to give the conflict an interreligious character

An article in Catholic News Agency, November 12, 2020. The Armenian ambassador to the Holy See said Wednesday that the recruitment and deployment of Syrian Islamist extremists to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone in the Caucasus Mountains is a serious threat to international security.

Preserve Artsakh: An Open Letter to the World Community

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/appeal-12-11-2020/ Associated Press on November 12, 2020 published an Open Letter to the World Community. It was signed by 55 scientists and public figures: 42 from US, 5 from UK, 3 – France, 2 both from Israel and Czech, 1 from Italy. Action was organized by Armenian General Benevolent Union.

Christian advocates call for U.S. to condemn aggression against Armenians

An article in Catholic News Agency, November 11, 2020. An ecumenical group of advocates for persecuted Christians is calling on the U.S. to condemn Turkey and Azerbaijan, amid a conflict over a disputed area in the Caucasus Mountains that has led to the deaths of over a thousand Armenians in recent months.

Culturicide and vandalism by Azerbaijan continues with a vengeance

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/shushi-2/ Azerbaijanis have desecrated the Holy Savior “Ghazanchetsots” Cathedral of Shushi, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh); this was reported on the Telegram channel of Mediaport. This church was bombed by the armed forces of the criminal terrorist coalition of Azerbaijan, Turkey and jihadists a few days earlier. To note, the mosque in Shushi has been preserved by Armenians for more than 28 years, and it was restored recently.

First verdict of the International Criminal Court for the destruction of cultural heritage

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/icc-2016/ In 2016 the International Criminal Court (ICC) has recognized Ahmed Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi guilty of war crime and has sentenced him to 9 years in prison for his responsibility in the deliberate destruction in 2012 of nine mausoleums and the secret gate of the Sidi Yahia mosque in UNESCO’s World Heritage site of Timbuktu (Mali).

An Open Letter to the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres

Three large Armenian NGOs with Consultative Status in UN: Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA) and Armenian Relief Society (ARS) sent an Open Letter to the Secretary General of the UN. Source: AGBU, October 27, 2020.

Pashinyan about genocidal threats against Armenians in Artsakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/pashinyan-threats/ Вероломная агрессия тройственного геноцидального террористического союза Азербайджана, Турции и джихаддистов на Республику Арцах началась 27 сентября 2020 г. С 29 сентября премьер-министр Армении Никол Пашинян начал информировать мировую общественность, что это не просто “конфликт” или война, а прямые угрозы геноцида армянскому народу Республики Арцах. Ниже приводим ссылки на 25 интервью Пашиняна с 29 сентября по 20 октября корреспондентам СМИ разных стран: России, США, Великобритании, Германии, Франции, Италии, Канады и др.

Statements of National Council of Church in the U.S.A. and the World Council of Churches condemning the escalation of violence against Artsakh

National Council of Church in the U.S.A. (NCC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) issued on September 30, 2020 statements condemning the escalation of violence against Artsakh. Source: The Armenian Church, Eastern Diocese of America.

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.

Letter from Coordinating Council of Russian-Armenian Organizations to UNESCO Director-General

(same in Russian https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco_7-3-2019/ հայերեն – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/unesco_7-3-2019_hy/ This Letter was published on the web sites: “Armenpress” information agency – in English. in Russian, in Armenian, in Arabic News.am – in English, in Russian, in Armenian) To: Mrs. Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General From: Coordinating Council of Russian-Armenian Organizations Dear Ms. Azoulay!

Azerbaijan and greatest cultural genocide of 21st century

(in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/guardian_2-3-2019/) The Guardian on Armenian cross-stones Source in The Guardian – here. There is a photo of Armenian art researcher Argam Ayvazyan in 1981, next to a 14th-century khachkar in Nors, near his birthplace. Source of the article below – https://news.am/eng/news/499138.html   The 21st century’s most extensive campaign of cultural cleansing to date may not have happened in Syria, but in largely ignored part of the Transcaucasian plateau, The Guardian reported. According to a report published in the art journal Hyperallergic in February, the Azerbaijani government has, over the past 30 years, been engaging in a systematic erasure of the country’s historic […]

Genocide after genocide

The film exposes the policy of the Turkish authorities on the annihilation of the Armenian historical monuments of Western Armenia that has been going on since 1915. In the aftermath of their actions, a peculiar cultural heritage, forming part of world civilization, has been irrevocably destroyed. By exercising this criminal policy, Turkey attempts to get rid of thousands of Armenian monuments of material culture which reveal the historical reality. The film contains materials of great importance and shows the present-day state of the Armenian monuments as compared to their condition several decades ago. Script by Samvel Karapetyan. Directed by Trdat […]