Another Cultural Victim of Baku is the Statue of National Figure of Armenia Alek Manukyan

  • by Western Armenia, June 04, 2024 in Patrimony

Baku continues to destroy monuments in occupied Artsakh.

This policy is implemented at the state level, the goal of which is to completely destroy the Armenian footprint.

Hovik Avanesov, the ombudsman of the cultural heritage of the Armenian Highlands, writes about this on his Facebook page.

As a warning, a video was published from the capital of Artsakh, Stepanakert. From the preliminary study and analysis, it becomes obvious that the statue of philanthropist, national figure Alek Manukyan has become another victim of cultural genocide in Baku.

"Article 8 of the International Criminal Court considers the destruction of cultural heritage in the occupied territories an international war crime.

"It is forbidden to deliberately direct attacks on structures dedicated to religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes, historical monuments, hospitals, unless they are military targets."

And according to Article 4 of the 1954 Hague Convention "On the Protection of Cultural Values ​​in Armed Conflicts", any act of vandalism, theft, robbery, misappropriation, enmity and reprisal against cultural heritage is prohibited," Avanesov reminded international laws.