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 […]

Petition: Protect Armenian Cultural & Historical Sites in Artsakh

Source: Public petition, charge.org On November 10, Armenia, Russia, and Azerbaijan have signed a joint statement to end the war in Artsakh, that was going on for more than 40 days. This deal has forced Armenia to surrender to Azerbaijan most of the territories they had in Artsakh (their indigenous land for thousands of years). During the war, we had received many videos of Azerbaijani soldiers destroying cultural Armenian monuments while capturing cities, and the worldwide Armenian community is now concerned that when the Government of Azerbaijan get full control of the territories conceded in the deal, they will continue the […]

Cultural cleansing in occupied Artsakh

Source: Lillian Avedian, Armenian Weekly, 31.03.2021 The BBC has documented the total destruction of a 19th-century Armenian church in the latest recorded incident of a systematic pattern of cultural genocide perpetrated by the Azerbaijani government against Armenian cultural heritage in the South Caucasus.  BBC correspondent Jonah Fisher traveled to the region of Jabrayil, an outlying territory of Artsakh that came under Azerbaijani control under the November 9 ceasefire agreement, to investigate the disappearance of Zoravor Surp Astvatsatsin Church (Armenian Holy Mother of God Church) in the village of Mekhakavan. Video footage from November proves that the church was intact immediately following the […]

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

“Cultural” silence as approval of sacrilege

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/25-3-2021/ March 25 in Russia is the State Day of cultural workers and custodians of cultural heritage. On the eve of this day, on the eve of Holy Week (in the Armenian Apostolic Church), another public blasphemy was committed in one of the territories occupied by Azerbaijan – successive acts of desecration were committed against the Christian church with dancing and wild cries on its dome with a downed cross, and, in the end, was committed destruction to the foundation of this church. All these acts by a group of vandals in the form of soldiers and […]

Online discussion on the cultural genocide from Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/z-23-3-2021/ On March 23, 2021, the public organization “Khachmeruk” (Crossroads) held a discussion on the topic of cultural genocide (culturicide) of the Armenian heritage of the Republic of Artsakh that is realizing by Azerbaijan. Like the previous one on February 24-25, it was held on the Zoom platform. The announcement was on Facebook and vkontakte.

V. Krivopuskov. Azerbaijan destroys the Armenian-Russian heritage

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/krivopuskov-22-3-2021/ Article by Viktor Krivopuskov dated March 22, 2021. The Russian Community of Nagorno-Karabakh is concerned about the destruction of the Armenian-Russian heritage in Karabakh regions that came under the control of Baku

Statement by the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh on the Occasion of the 33rd Anniversary of the Armenian Pogroms in Sumgait

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-28-2-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-28-2-2021/ Source: web site of MFA of Artsakh, February 28, 2021 Today, we are paying tribute to the memory of the innocent victims of the Sumgait Genocide – one of the most tragic events in the modern history of our people.

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

Online petition for dismissing Mehriban Aliyeva from her UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador title

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/petition-nov-2020-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/petition-nov-2020/ In November 2020 famous Armenian and foreign figures of art and science have initiated an online petition aimed at dismissing First Vice-President of Azerbaijan, Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva from her title of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Canadian-Armenian actress Arsinee Khanjian. As on February 18, 2021 more than 36300 have signed this petition. Below is a text and the names of 101 famous public figures, who signed the petition first. Though few months passed from starting this online petition it is still actual since Azerbaijan refuses to allow UNESCO mission to come to the place.

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.

Azerbaijan has declared war on UNESCO

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco-11-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco-11-2-2021-hy/ The article by Astghik Alimyan in the web site of information agency Armenpress, February 11, 2021. The Armenian and international community has become concerned with the protection of the rich Armenian spiritual, historical, and cultural heritage found in the territories transferred to the control of Azerbaijan as a result of the recent bloody war unleashed against Nagorno-Karabakh. The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Russia and France, as well as the EU, have emphasized the importance of protecting the Armenian Christian heritage found in these territories, and have supported the involvement of UNESCO in […]

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.

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.

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 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 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).

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.

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.