Azerbaijan calls on Armenia to immediately bring person who burned Azerbaijani Flag, to justice

Azerbaijan calls on Armenia to immediately bring person who burned Azerbaijani Flag, to justice
# 15 April 2023 11:45 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijani Flag was set on fire at the opening ceremony of the European Weightlifting Championship held in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia on April 14, APA reports.

Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs commented on the burning of the Azerbaijani Flag in Yerevan.

The commentary reads:

"We strongly condemn the act, which is the embodiment of ethnic hatred against Azerbaijan in Armenia.

As the party organizing the event, the Armenian government should have prevented such incidents in time and taken appropriate security measures. Although the perpetrator was initially detained, his subsequent release with lavish applause is a matter of serious concern. The Armenian side should immediately bring the person who committed this hate crime to justice.

We call for strict condemnation of this act, which is a gross violation of the rules of conduct adopted by the International Weightlifting Federation, the International Olympic Committee and other relevant international organizations for sports competitions, and to take appropriate punitive measures against the organizers within the framework of the rules."

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