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Azerbaijan's Ombudsman Condemns Armenia's Aggression

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Elmira Suleymanova

As a result of the one in a row provocation, committed by the Armenian armed forces on August 7, 2017, with the goal to deliberately destroy civilians by shelling the Garalar village of Tovuz region bordering with Armenia, from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, a resident of Garalar village - a 13 years old boy, Yusifov Ramin Sabiroglu, born in 2004, was hospitalized in a serious condition after receiving multiple shrapnel wounds.

The cruel deeds of targeting and killing civilians, in particular, children, are an integral part of the continuing terrorist policy pursued by the invader, Armenia.

On July 4, 2017, the residential settlements of Alkhanli village in Fizuli district, densely populated by civilians, were continuously shelled. The Armenian forces used RPGs and their assault killed a woman, Allahverdiyeva Sahiba, born in 1967 and her two-year-old granddaughter by the name of Guliyeva Zahra.
Another civilian woman, Guliyeva Salminaz, born in 1965, was seriously injured and civil facilities were destroyed.

As could be seen, Armenia continues to openly violate the international humanitarian laws and the bill of human rights by intensively shelling the borderline positions of our army and the nearby civilian settlements with large-caliber weapons, without providing any explanation for its aggressive actions.

Armenia's military aggression against Azerbaijan has been going on for over 25 years now. The attacks of the Armenian armed forces have so far killed thousands of innocent Azerbaijanis and have destroyed many historical, religious and cultural monuments, many of them being part of the world cultural heritage.

The Armenian troops have also carried out numerous ethnic cleansing and terrorist campaigns.

Those responsible for the above mentioned war crimes should be tried under the international legislation.

Despite the strong condemnation by the international community of the Armenian troops' cruelties, especially the targeting of children and women, they enjoy unprecedented impunity and did not refrain from committing their next crime – on August 7th this year a 13-year-old boy by the name of Ramin Yusifov was injured by Armenian fire.

As a consequence of Armenia's military aggression initiated in 1988 and continuing to this day, one million Azeri people in the Nagorno-Karabakh territories of Azerbaijan and the adjacent seven districts, or twenty percent of the country territories, have been forced to live as refugees.

An attack of the Armenian forces on six Azerbaijani defense positions carried out between 2nd and 5th of April 2016 with large caliber weapons and heavy artillery  took the life of six civilians, including one child, and injured 34.

The direct and deliberate attacks by Armenian troops against Azerbaijani civil population and civil infrastructure are serious violations of the international humanitarian laws and children's rights, in particular, of the Geneva Convention of 1949 and its #1 Annex, and the Convention on Protection of Children's Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

These occurrences of aggressive and inhumane military campaigns against civilians once again prove Armenia's neglect of the international laws and its disregard of the international community's opinion.
In this respect, by appealing to the world community, reputable international agencies and our counterparts, I am calling not only to condemn, but also take decisive actions in order to put an end to the long-term Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan, to the killing of peaceful population, and mass violation of human rights.

The international community should not stay indifferent to such cruel and inhumane actions. Because of  these international crimes, Armenia,as an aggressor country, should be held responsible and punished according to the UN Charter.

Elmira Suleymanova
The Commissioner for Human Rights
(Ombudsman)of the Republic of Azerbaijan

9 August, 2017

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