Representatives of the forcibly displaced Armenian population of Artsakh issued a statement saying that as a result of the 44-day war in 2020 and forced deportations carried out by Azerbaijan, tens of thousands of Armenians in the Hadrut, Shushi, Askeran, Martun and Martakert regions of Artsakh are currently deprived of the right to live in their motherland.
The statement said.
“In the 1990s, tens of thousands of Armenians from the Shahumyan region of the Getashen sub-region were also forcibly displaced by Azerbaijan.
Meanwhile, in point 7 of the Tripartite Declaration of November 9, 2020, the leaders of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation undertook to ensure the return of displaced persons and refugees to Artsakh and neighboring regions under the supervision of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, which has not yet taken place.
Taking into account the need to restore the rights of the forcibly displaced population of Artsakh, as well as the obligations assumed by Azerbaijan under point 7 of the Tripartite Declaration of November 9, 2020, we hereby call upon the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to recognize the imperative urgency of restoring the violated rights of the Armenian refugees and to ensure their safe and dignified return to their homes in accordance with his obligations and humanitarian law.
Western Armenia calls on the natives of Artsakh to continue the struggle for their rights, but President Aliyev cannot be the guarantor of these rights, since he is the perpetrator of the crimes that have forced the natives of Artsakh into exile