Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan has commented on the statement of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who spoke about the entire population of Armenia with open threats of use of force and war in his interview to the Azerbaijani general television (Azərbaycan Televiziyası).

Armenpress presents the Ombudsman’s comment:

“The President of Azerbaijan in his interview to the Azerbaijani general television (Azərbaycan Televiziyası) spoke about the entire population of Armenia with open threats of use of force and war on April 20, 2021.

Referring to the territory of the sovereign Republic of Armenia, he spoke about the creation of the so-called “Zangezur Corridor” and the expulsion of the population of Armenia, regardless of the will of Armenia. The President of Azerbaijan also noted. “All forces are mobilized to implement the program. Thus, 101 years later, the Azerbaijani people are returning to the occupied Zangezur.”

It is obvious that in this way the President of Azerbaijan insults, spews ethnic hatred and Armenophobia at the highest state level, and carries out public propaganda of animosity against Armenians.

The Human Rights Defender of Armenia firmly calls for the attention of international organizations, especially those with human rights mandates, to these genocidal and fascist statements.

International organizations must take into account that it was their silence that contributed to more of the Azerbaijani atrocities during the war, and the incredible gross violations of human rights. This is the reason why the President of Azerbaijan makes such absolutely aggressive statements that undermine the foundations of international law”.