Aiding Azerbaijan’s lie industry is immoral

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-2-2-2021/ On February 2, 2021 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh issued a Comment. Recently, we have witnessed an information campaign by Azerbaijan, which, in an effort to demonstrate alleged international support for the Turkish-Azerbaijani armed aggression against Artsakh, disseminates messages about congratulations by representatives of some international organizations and political circles of a number of countries on the “liberation” of the so-called “occupied” territories by Azerbaijan.

The Inter-State Application against Azerbaijan with the ECHR

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/echr-2-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/echr-2-2-2021-hy/ Source: Representative of Armenia before the ECHR On 1 February 2021 the Government of the Republic of Armenia submitted an Inter-State Application against Azerbaijan with the European Court of Human Rights claiming Convention violations during and in the aftermath of the war waged by Azerbaijan.

UNCHR: Such acts may also constitute war crimes

in Russian – Source: Armenpress, 1.2.2021 UN human rights experts called for the prompt release of prisoners of war and other captives from the recent Nagorno Karabakh conflict, and for the return of bodies to families for burial with due respect for cultural customs, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reports.

The massacre of Armenians in Shushi in March 1920 was an Armenocide policy inherited from Turkey

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/shushi-1-2-2021/ Article by Ashot Beglaryan, February 1, 2021. Source: http://russia-armenia.info/node/73306 Non official translation from Russian by AGA-Tribunal.info. On March 23, 1920, in the Karabakh city of Shushi, a massacre of the Armenian civilian population was organized and carried out by the so-called Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. Let’s not again stir up the minds and souls of readers with the horrors of the atrocities committed by the Caucasian Tatars (hereinafter called Azerbaijanis). Let us only note that the consequences of these fanatics were very figuratively described by famous Russian poet Osip Mandelstam in his poem “The Phaeton driver”, who […]

The Armenian cultural heritage in Artsakh: cases of vandalism and at risk of desctruction by Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/ombudsman-26-1-2021/ AD HOC PUBLIC REPORT THE ARMENIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE IN ARTSAKH (NAGORNO-KARABAKH): CASES OF VANDALISM AND AT RISK OF DESTRUCTION BY AZERBAIJAN Source: web site of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Artsakh, January 26, 2021. Full Report in PDF (106 pages) – here.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.