Artsakh Ombudsman Issues Second Report on Azerbaijani War Crimes

Artakh Ombudsman's Second Interim Report on Atrocities Committed by Azerbaijan during the 2016 April War.
ArtsakhOmbudsmanSecondInterimReport

Artakh Ombudsman’s Second Interim Report on Atrocities Committed by Azerbaijan during the 2016 April War.

STEPANAKERT, Artsakh—Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s (Artsakh) Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) Ruben Melikyan published on December 9 the second interim report on atrocities committed by Azerbaijan during the April war in 2016.

The report highlights three war crimes under the International Humanitarian Law committed by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces against Artsakh serviceman and civilians: torture, execution, and mutilation of dead bodies.

“In the early morning hours of April 2, 2016 the Azerbaijani armed forces launched a thoroughly planned large-scale offensive along the entire line of contact between NKDA and Azerbaijani AF, deploying tanks, attack helicopters, heavy artillery, rocket launchers, and unmanned combat aerial vehicles,” the report read.

The foreword of the report stated that Azerbaijan’s unprovoked offensive was the largest and bloodiest violation of the ceasefire regime since 1994. Armed conflict lasted until 12pm on April 5, when by active interference of the international community the cease-fire regime of 1994 was restored.

According to the Melikyan, the facts provided in the interim report were based on “numerous on-sight visits, dozens of witness interviews, consultations with military, medical and technical experts, as well as information requests to the respective authorities, and media monitoring.”

“The systemic and grave violations of the International Humanitarian Law in April 2016 by the Azerbaijani armed forces still require proper actions from the respective international human rights organizations, as a matter of concern for the whole international community,” stated the report.

For confidentiality reasons, the public report does not include the victims’ names and graphic images.

The second interim report comes eight months after the first published by the Ombudsman.

Authors

Discussion Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Though you are fully responsible for the content you post, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Asbarez reserves the right to block users who violate any of our posting standards and policies.

5 Comments

  1. rostom dermgrditchian said:

    the only solution we must work very hard to warn entire world to recognize ARTSAKH ENDPANDENS
    Azerbaijan lies making great damage. must be stop we have 150,000 life in ARTSAKH must be protect.

    • Raffi said:

      It is every Armenian’s obligation to explain the world who and what corrupt Azerbaijan stands for.

  2. Alex Postallian said:

    IF YOU ARE GOING TO MUZZLE THE DOG,WHY ASK HIM TO BARK…THE ARMENIANS HAVE TO ACCEPT ALL THIS VEHEMENT VIOLENCE…..azerbaturk ZERO…YOU CAN SEE THE DESPOILED MONEY BRIBES,ALL OVER OVER THE PLACE.

*

Top