Azerbaijani Ombudsman appeals to int’l organizations over Armenian crimes against Azerbaijani civilians

Baku, April 13, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova has issued a statement on the killing of the civilian population of Azerbaijan by Armenian armed forces.

The Statement says: “On the night of April 2, 2016, the frontier positions of Azerbaijani armed forces, residential areas, schools and other social facilities along the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops were subjected to heavy firing from the Armenian side, which used large-caliber weapons and heavy artillery. As a result, civilians, including children, women and elderly people were killed and seriously wounded,” the statement said.

Having committed these military crimes, Armenia grossly violated the Geneva Conventions and its obligations to other international documents”.

The statement has been addressed to the UN Secretary General, the UN Security Council, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, OSCE, the International and European Ombudsman Institutes, the Asian Ombudsman Association, the International Peace Bureau, ombudsmen of a number of countries, Azerbaijan’s diplomatic missions abroad and foreign countries’ diplomatic missions in Azerbaijan and Azerbaijani diaspora organizations.

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