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International response to torture of Armenian civilians by Azerbaijani army has been disproportionate. Ombudsman

armenpress.am06/23rd/2022, 3:54

International response to torture of Armenian civilians by Azerbaijani army has been disproportionate. Ombudsman

Human Rights Defender of Armenia Kristine Grigoryan delivered a video message during the discussion with the UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions within the framework of the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council, emphasizing that during and after the Nagorno Karabakh war the international response to the torture of the Armenian civilian population by Azerbaijani Armed Forces, even to the extremely brutal acts spread on the Internet, has been, to put it mildly, disproportionate and insufficient.

As ARMENPRESS was informed from the Office of the Human Rights Defender, in her statement the Defender highly appreciated the work of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions stressing the need for further strengthening the mandate and allocating more resources.

The Defender reflected on the response to torture, extrajudicial and summary executions of Armenian civilian captives and PoW during and after the 2020 hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh, which has been inadequate, and insufficient to say the least creating preconditions for extr...

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