Azerbaijan sends interstate statement on Armenia's military aggression to ECHR

Azerbaijan sends interstate statement on Armenia's military aggression to ECHR

In accordance with the order of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, an interstate statement on the violation of the rights and freedoms of the country's citizens who suffered as a result of Armenia's military aggression against Azerbaijan was prepared and submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Leading lawyers of Azerbaijan participated in the preparation of the document.

Thus, the document refers to the facts of violation of the right to life, respect for private and family life and freedom of religion, cruel treatment, property and free movement as a result of the 30-year occupation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven adjacent regions of Azerbaijan by Armenia. In addition, the evidence is presented that 3890 citizens of the republic were missing, and subsequently, the Armenian side did not take any action to investigate the fate of these persons.

In addition, the facts of violation of the rights of citizens of Azerbaijan, protected by the European Convention on Human Rights, as a result of the military provocation of the Armenian army in the Tovuz direction in July last year are cited.

This is followed by the substantiation of the violation of the European Convention on Human Rights with the provision of evidence of the inhuman actions of the Armenian army against the civilian population of Azerbaijan in the course of the 44-day war, which ended with the victory of the Azerbaijani army, including the death of 93 people, among who 12 children and 28 women, injures of 423 people, of which 51 were children and 104 women, the complete destruction of 264 houses in the city of Ganja and damage to other property and infrastructure located far from the combat zone, the use of cluster and phosphorus munitions and long-range ballistic missiles.

In addition, the statement reads that the citizens of Azerbaijan were deprived of the right to return to their homes after the placement by Armenia of a large number of mines in the occupied territories, the destruction of cities and villages, as well as the dispatch of representatives of illegal armed groups to the territories liberated from occupation after the act of surrender signed on November 10, 2020.

The statement contains a demand for Armenia to take the necessary measures to restore the violated rights of Azerbaijani citizens.