AZERBAIJAN CONTINUES CULTURAL GENOCIDE AGAINST THE GHAZANCHETSOTS CATHEDRAL After the 2020 war, Azerbaijan initiated the false “restoration”[1] of the Holy Savior Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shushi, not actually restoring it, but distorting the true knowledge, history and future of the heritage. Being the main and first responsible for the impermissible damage to the exclusive cultural value, today Azerbaijan continues further damaging of the already injured value, leaving aside the crime of ethnic cleansing committed against the generations. Yes, the international fundamental principles of the heritage protection document says that it is important to preserve its integrity for the preservation of the […]

Armenian historical reality of Shushi is falsificated

After the occupation of Shushi, Azerbaijan launched a state-level campaign against the city’s Armenian cultural values. In particular, the ethnic origin of historical and cultural monuments is falsified. For example, the Ghazanchetsots Church is presented as Udi, and the Kanach Zham or St. John the Baptist Church is presented as Russian Orthodox, while the same Russian archival documents suggest otherwise.The Russian church, the plan of which has been preserved, was located in a completely different place in Russian sources, was demolished by the Azerbaijanis in 1966, and a house of culture was built on the site. The article presents facts […]

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 […]

Culturicide and vandalism by Azerbaijan continues with a vengeance

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/shushi-2/ Azerbaijanis have desecrated the Holy Savior “Ghazanchetsots” Cathedral of Shushi, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh); this was reported on the Telegram channel of Mediaport. This church was bombed by the armed forces of the criminal terrorist coalition of Azerbaijan, Turkey and jihadists a few days earlier. To note, the mosque in Shushi has been preserved by Armenians for more than 28 years, and it was restored recently.

Vahan Babakhanyan. Practical steps on the international condemnation of the crimes of genocide committed by Azerbaijan and their prevention

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/babakhanyan-15-7-2020/ A report by Vahan Babakhanyan at the International Conference “Genocidal behavior of Azerbaijan: history and modernity (from the political and legal assessment of crimes to the International court)” (Shushi, Artsakh Republic, July 15-16, 2020). In 2021, the Collection of reports was published (“Edit print” Publishing House, Yerevan, 550 pages), the content of the Collection is here. The text of the report by Vahan Babakhanyan in the Collection is on pages 514-526.

100th anniversary of the crime of genocide in Shushi. Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh

in Russian / на русском — https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa_23-3-2020/ հայերեն / на армянском — https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa_23-3-2020_hy/ Comment by the editor of AGA-Tribunal.info on the Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh. The wording in the statement “the Turkish officers and emissaries continued to assist the Azerbaijani armed forces, including in organizing the Shushi massacre of 1920, attempting to continue the Genocide of Armenians, now in Eastern Armenia” is not entirely correct. This was not an “attempting to continue the Genocide”, but was an exact crime of genocide. 2. The wording in the Statement softens and removes responsibility from the co-organizer […]

Open Appeal to the UN on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the crimes of genocide committed by Azerbaijan against the Armenians in the city of Shushi (Artsakh, Nagorno-Karabakh)

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/tribunal_25-3-2020_hy/ in Western Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/tribunal_25-3-2020_wa/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/tribunal_25-3-2020/ in Turkish – https://aga-tribunal.info/tribunal_25-3-2020_tr/ On March 25, 2020, the International Public Tribunal for Crimes of Azerbaijan adopted an open Appeal to the UN on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the crimes of genocide committed by Azerbaijan against Armenians in the city Shushi (Artsakh, Nagorno Karabakh).

Mher Harutyunyan. Reasons for the March Genocide in Shushi 1920 and modern challenges

in Armenian (full version) – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/m_harutyunyan_22-3-2020_hy/ на русском (аннотация) – https://aga-tribunal.info/m_harutyunyan_22-3-2020/ REASONS FOR THE MARCH GENOCIDE IN SHUSHI 1920 AND MODERN CHALLENGES (HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, LEGAL AND MILITARY ASPECTS) Harutyunyan M. A., Head of the ”Kachar ” Scientific Center, candidate of historical sciences, associate professor