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 […]

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

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).

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Christian Post: How Christians are failing the Armenian people

Article by Joel Veldkamp in The Christian Post, October 17, 2020. It was also published in CSI web site. Joel Veldkamp is the International Communications Officer at Christian Solidarity International. He received his master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago, and is currently completing a doctoral thesis about the history of Christians in Aleppo, Syria, at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. He has lived in both Armenia and Syria and traveled throughout the greater Middle East for work and study.

Christian Solidarity organization condemns Turkish, Azerbaijani, and Syrian Jihadist Aggression Against Armenian Christians

Source: Christian Solidarity International (CSI) web site, October 3, 2020 In open letter to President Trump, human rights group calls for U.S. to suspend military aid to Azerbaijan and Turkey