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:

Round table on the cultural heritage of Artsakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/round-table-24-2-2021/ On February 24-25, 2021, a round table “The Karabakh conflict: through culture towards peace” is planned in the form of an online discussion (from 17:00 to 19:00 Yerevan time or 16-18:00 Moscow time). Among the participants: representatives of a number of state departments of the Republic of Artsakh, public organizations, scientists, publicists, lawyers, human rights defenders from Armenia and Russia. Purpose of the event: to show the continuity of Azerbaijan’s policy since 1918, to draw attention to the destroyed and under threat objects of cultural heritage, to the fact of ignorance of Azerbaijan the Conventions and […]

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.

The threats of ethnic cleansing or a fact of it?

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/fact-3-2-2021/ The process of international recognition of the Republic of Artsakh and condemnation of the aggression of Azerbaijan and Turkey continues in recent months. However, there is one aspect that attracts attention. The texts of Resolutions or Appeals diminish the qualifications and level of illegal acts of Azerbaijan (and Turkey). For example, it is often said about the threats of ethnic cleansing by Azerbaijan against the peaceful Armenian population. Although since September 27, 2020, ethnic cleansing has been carried out and do constitute a fact.

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 […]

Resolution of South Australia for the Recognition of the Republic of Artsakh, condemning agression of Azerbaijan and Turkey

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/australia-3-2-2021/ On February 3, 2021 the Parliament of South Australia accepted a following Resultion. Source: ANC of Australia. See comments here – https://aga-tribunal.info/australia-parl-3-2-2021-en/ Text of the Resolution. That this House: (1)Notes the actions and belligerence of Azerbaijan towards the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh in commencing military action on 27 September 2020.

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.

Comment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-1-2-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-1-2-2021/ Source: http://www.nkr.am/en/news/2021-02-01/mfa-comment The intentions of the ultra-right nationalist Turkish Nationalist Movement Party and its affiliated extremist neo-fascist organization ‘Gray Wolves’ to implement certain projects in the occupied territories of the Republic of Artsakh, in particular, in the town of Shushi, are of great concern.

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.

The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Population of Nagorno-Karabakh is at Risk

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/gcr2p-15-1-2021/ The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P) saves lives by mobilizing the international community to act in situations where populations are at risk of mass atrocity crimes. Their goal is to uphold the norm of the Responsibility to Protect – known as R2P – adopted by the UN in 2005. This principle seeks to ensure that the international community never again fails to halt the mass atrocity crimes of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

The next manifestations of the Azerbaijani state falsification

Recently, while in Shoushi, the President of Azerbaijan, the country’s chief forger I. Aliev, on whose instructions false rumors have been spread in the past that Armenians allegedly destroyed Azerbaijani cultural monuments by stopping at one of the local mosques, once publicly boasted that Armenians had destroyed 64 of 67 mosques in Nagorno-Karabakh. The news, which has absolutely nothing to do with reality, has also appeared in other publications that encourage the false propaganda of the Azerbaijanis.In view of the above, we have to answer the liar who turns the reality upside down, based only on the real facts. Thus, […]

ICC: The Anatomy of Genocide – Karabakh’s Forty-Four Day War

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/icc-21-1-2021/ On January 21, 2021 the International Christian Concern (ICC) issued a report and published in PDF on their web site. Below we present some excerpts from the document.

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.

Azokh Cave

Azokh limestone cave (older name: Orvan, Orvan cave) has an area of ​​about 8000 square meters. This ancient monument had entrances and exits from six halls. According to incomplete data, the length of the “paths” passing through the mysterious cave exceeds 300 m. Armenian historians have mentioned Azokh Cave many times. During the Mongol-Tatar invasions, the rulers of Amaras hid the riches of the Artsakh world here. For a long time the cave was shrouded in mystery and was discovered only in 1960. One of the entrances, Azokh 5, was intensively excavated, during which a part of the lower jaw […]

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.

Tsaghkavank

Tsaghkavank is located in the center of Tsakuri village of Hadrout region. Only the main “Surb Astvatsatsin” church has been preserved from the old complex and differs by its round portal (door). The church is rectangular on the outside and has a domed three-nave basilica on the inside. From an architectural point of view, the church does not have a magnificent design. The walls are plastered inside. The oldest inscription on the khachkar dates back to 1198, which means that the monastery was already operating here in the 12th century. This is supported by the inscription made on the front […]

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.

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 […]