Azerbaijani Human Rights Commissioner addresses international organizations on May 8 – day of occupation of Shusha City of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Human Rights Commissioner addresses international organizations on May 8 – day of occupation of Shusha City of Azerbaijan
# 06 May 2010 13:02 (UTC +04:00)
18 years pass since the occupation of Shusha, the cradle of culture of Azerbaijan, said the Commissioner, APA reports.

The Armenian armed forces occupied Shusha with 289 square km of territory and 24 900 population on May 8, 1992. As a result of the occupation of Shusha 193 local citizens became martyrs and 102 turned into disabled persons. Shusha Museum of History with five thousand exhibits, branch of national carpet museum, decorative art museum, Karabakh state museum, Agoglan temple in Lachin region, the monument of Paleolithic age - Azikh cave, Asgaran fortress in Khojaly, Kelbajar museum of history and other cultural monuments, irreplaceable exhibitions of the art gallery were destroyed and looted, shrines and mosques were destroyed, ancient manuscripts were burned”.

The Commissioner said she believed that long-term Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan, terrorist policy and mass violation of human rights would be stopped, the conflict would be solved via negotiations, occupied territories would be liberated, hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons would return to their homelands. “Armenian terrorists and their supporters must be brought to justice soon. The efforts of international organizations toward the conflict solution should be carried out on the basis of international norms and principles. Armenia, which turned into mono-ethnic state, should leave its aggressive, ethnic cleansing policy and territorial claims, should fulfill demands of important documents, territorial integrity of Azerbaijan must be restored, Azerbaijani refugees and internally displaced persons should return to their homeland and authoritative international organizations should impose sanctions against Armenia”.

The statement was addressed to UN Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Secretary General’s Special Representative on Children and Problem of Armed Conflict, UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, OSCE, Council of Europe, International and European Human Rights Commissioner Institutions, Asian Human Rights Commissioner Association, International Peace Bureau, Universal Peace Federation, human rights commissioners of other countries, Azerbaijani embassies abroad, foreign embassies in Azerbaijan and Azerbaijani Diaspora organizations.
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