Podgorica, July 8, AZERTAC
“The Armenian soldiers' murdering peaceful Azerbaijanis is an act of barbarism," said Montenegrin former Deputy Prime Minister, former MP, human rights lawyer Azra Jasavić as she condemned the crime committed by the Armenian armed forces against the civilian population of Azerbaijan in her article published in volimpodgoricu" and "dijaspora.news" internet portals.
"Military conflicts around the world do not slow down and they pose a threat to innocent civilians. No person with common sense can be indifferent to horrible pictures of brutally murdered newborn babies, mothers and grandmothers," Jasavić says.
"On July 4, the Armenian armed forces intentionally shelled the Alkhanli village of Fuzuli region, using mortars and heavy grenade launchers, which resulted in the killing of Sahiba Allahverdiyeva and Zahra Guliyeva. Another civilian, Sarvinaz Guliyeva was seriously wounded. The provocation of the Armenian armed forces, murdering the old woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter, wounding another civilian and damaging the civilian facilities, is the act of barbarism."
Jasavić says: "Armenia's direct and intentional attacks on civilian population and civilian facilities of Azerbaijan is a serious violation of international humanitarian law and human rights, particularly the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the Additional Protocol I, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the conventions on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms."
"As a Montenegrin citizen, a mother, a lawyer, and a person who is saddened by the death of innocent people around the world, I strongly condemn Armenia's another grave crime against Azerbaijani civilian population," she says.
"The world community should pay attention to this terrible event. I urge the OSCE Minsk Group and international organizations to demand from Armenia to change the status quo resulting from the occupation, to take decisive measures aimed at ensuring the cessation of this aggressive policy and the soonest possible withdrawal of the Armenian troops from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan in accordance with the norms and principles of international law, decisions and resolutions of international organizations."
“I express my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and wish the injured civilian a swiftest possible recovery," Jasavić concludes.