22 ապրիլ, 2016 12:30

NKR Ombudsman: Interim Human Rights Violations Report, April 2-5, 2016

The Human Rights Defender of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic published an Interim Public Report on the atrocities committed by the Azerbaijani Military Forces against the civilian population and the servicemen of Nagorno Karabakh between 2-5 April, 2016. The Interim Public Report comes with a warning as it contains pictures and descriptions of brutality and mutilation.

The 28 page report points out the grave violations of international human rights law and humanitarian law by Azerbaijan, like killing and wounding children as a result of shelling civilian settlements, including schools and homes. The human rights report also brings evidence of the torture, dismemberment and mutilation of the NKR Defence Army Servicemen’s bodies, and draws attention to the public praise for such acts of brutality committed as part of the Azerbaijani military aggression.

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The Interim Report also discusses Azerbaijan’s hate rhetoric and incitement to violence, a stance adopted by Azerbaijani high-ranking official, the mass media and social networks, and the discriminatory policy towards people of Armenian ethnicity and its horrific consequences.