It is sad to see that the National Institute of Human Rights Defenders of Azerbaijan, in the person of Sabina Aliyeva, is busy justifying Azerbaijan’s criminal actions against Artsakh, which have led to a humanitarian crisis and innocent victims in Artsakh. Artsakh HRD Gegham Stepanyan wrote about this on his Facebook page.
“Following the logic of the propaganda machine of the Azerbaijani government, Sabina Aliyeva deliberately spreads misinformation and makes baseless statements about the transfer of weapons, ammunition and other military equipment, including mines, fuel and troops from Armenia to Artsakh” without presenting any valid facts. Such lies serve as an excuse to prepare the ground for new attacks in the future. Moreover, Azerbaijan has no right to interfere in the internal affairs of the Republic of Artsakh and to demand the dissolution of the state institutions, police and the Artsakh Defense Army.
Sabina Aliyeva did not say a word about the three-month illegal blockade of 120,000 citizens of Artsakh, including 30,000 children, organized by the Azerbaijani government. Despite calls from a number of prestigious international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, state and non-state actors to unblock Artsakh’s way of life, Azerbaijan continues to openly and shamelessly deny the reality of the humanitarian crisis.
“I also draw the attention of international organizations to the activity of Azerbaijan’s Human Rights Commissioner, which is far from protecting human rights and, on the contrary, is used to justify violations of people’s basic rights,” Stepanyan wrote.
Western Armenia, acting as an advocate of human rights protection on various international platforms, now strongly condemns the actions of the Azerbaijani aggressor, which have led to gross human rights violations and humanitarian crisis.