13 years old Anush Afrikyan is against war crimes by Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/afrikyan-1/ Anush Afrikyan is 13 years old, plays 19 musical instruments. Her brief performance she devotes to the memory of children who died from the bombing of civilians of the Republic of Artsakh by the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, as well as to children who escaped in the basements of houses and bomb shelters. In the video, her mother and teacher Lilit Afrikyan speaks in the second voice.

EP Resolution “Prisoners of war in the aftermath of the most recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan”, May 20, 2021

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/ep-res-20-5-2021/ On May 20, 2021 the European Parliament adopted a resolution on prisoners of war in the aftermath of the most recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan (2021/2693(RSP))

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 […]

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/

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. […]

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

The message of His Holiness Karekin II on March 3, 2021

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/church-3-3-2021-hy/ in Russian – THE MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS, KAREKIN II, SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS, ON THE OCCASION OF THE OPENING OF THE SYMPOSIUM (March 3, 2021) Source: www.ArmenianChurch.org

MFA of Armenia about crimes committed by Azerbaijan

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-26-2-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-26-2-2021/ Source: web site of MFA of Armenia, Fenruary 26, 2021. MFA Spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan: Azerbaijan has unleashed two large-scale wars against the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination resulting in tens of thousands of casualties. Azerbaijan bears full responsibility for the losses and deprivations of the people of the region for three decades. 

New book “Azeri Aggression against Armenians in Transcaucasia (1905-1921). Reports from the U.S. Press”

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/book-us-press/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/book-us-press-hy/ Source: Armenian Genocide Museum Institute (AGMI), February 19, 2021. On February 19. 2021 Australian-Armenian researcher and co-editor of the multi-volume publication “The Armenian Genocide: Prelude and Aftermath. As Reported in the U.S. Press,” Ara Ketibian, visited the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Foundation.

Ara Aivazian to UN about unpunished Genocide and prevention of genocide

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-22-2-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-22-2-2021/ Statement by Ara Aivazian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, at the High Level Segment of the 46th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Source: MFA of Armenia, February 22, 2021

Azerbaijan is at war with Armenian cultural values

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/monuments-17-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/monuments-17-2-2021-hy/ Source: page of “Artsakh monuments” in Facebook, February 17, 2021 Judging by the results of our monitoring and testimony of eyewitnesses, we can say that in the territories occupied by Azerbaijan, Azerbaijanis commit special atrocities in relation to Armenian monuments (khachkars, monuments) dedicated to the Artsakh liberation war.

MFA of Russia on the defense of the monument to the victims in the village Avetaranots by Azerbaijanis

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-11-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-11-2-2021-hy/ Source: Armenpress, February 11, 2021 Translation by AGA-Tribunal.info. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova spoke upon the desecration by Azerbaijanis of a monument to the victims of the Great Patriotic War in the village of Avetaranots, Askeran region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Online panel discussion: War crimes, cultural genocide and religious freedom

On January 15, 2021 Armenian National Committees in different countries organized an online panel discussion: WAR CRIMES, CULTURAL GENOCIDE & RELIGIOUS FREEDOM with distinguished academics and experts, featuring:

Armenian Academy of Sciences asks Putin, Biden, Macron to assist UNESCO monitoring in Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/academy-3-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/academy-3-2-2021-hy/ Source: Armenpress, February 3, 2021. The National Academy of Sciences of Armenia has issued a statement, appealing to Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Joe Biden and President of France Emmanuel Macron – the leaders of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairing countries, to support UNESCO for the implementation of monitoring in order to assess the state of the cultural heritage in the territories of Artsakh that have come under the control of Azerbaijan.

Both Erdogan and Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev echo the genocidal language of a century ago

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/sf-1-2-2021/ Below is an article by Jackie Speier and Adam Schiff from SF Chronicle of Febraury 1, 2021 (in the article, the authors downplayed the crimes of Azerbaijan, see here – https://aga-tribunal.info/fact-3-2-2021-en/) In the past few weeks, the world witnessed the triumph of American democracy over a would-be autocrat, culminating in the peaceful transfer of power on Jan. 20. Yet, the extraordinary foreign and domestic challenges facing President Biden could not be more apparent. He now has the opportunity to reshape a U.S. foreign policy that under President Donald Trump has departed from our core democratic interests […]

The second state in Australia recognised the rights to self-determination of the Republic of Artsakh, condemned Azerbaijan and Turkey

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/australia-parl-3-2-2021/ Source: ANC of Australia, also ANC in FB South Australia became the second state in Australia to recognise the rights to self-determination of the Republic of Artsakh, condemning Azerbaijan and Turkey for their invasion of the country’s indigenous Armenians in a motion passed with a vote in the House of Assembly, reported the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU). Text of the Resolution is here – https://aga-tribunal.info/en/australia-3-2-2021-en/ The motion follows one passed by the New South Wales Parliament’s Legislative Assembly in October 2020, and similarly “calls on the Federal Government to also recognise the Republic of […]