The Human Rights Defenders of Armenian and
Artsakh published a joint report on the topic of “Organized hate speech and
animosity towards ethnic Armenians in Azerbaijan as root causes of
ethnically-based torture and inhuman treatment by Azerbaijani Armed Forces”.
The studies show that the propaganda of
Armenophobia is generated by the Azerbaijani authorities, including the highest
bodies and with almost the same wording is being widely used and encouraged by
cultural, sports and other public figures, gaining public praise. Meaning, the
Armenophobia and hostility against Armenians have an institutional basis.
Calls for hatred and
violence, including killings, are being disseminated by mass media, especially through social media platforms, by Turkish and Azerbaijani
children are often targeted as well.
The mentioned all materials are being disseminated through Facebook, Twitter,
Telegram and other social networks.
The point is that
Armenophobia and the killing of Armenians have been merely encouraged, while
its perpetrators received public praise, including on а state level. This is
the exact result that led to the inhuman cruelty and atrocities against the
ethnic Armenians in Artsakh by the Azerbaijani armed forces.
servicemen are clearly aware that the torture against Armenians will
not only be treated with impunity but will also gain praise from the
authorities and society.
All of this is confirmed by the evidence collected within the
framework of independent monitoring. These are mostly objective proofs, i.e., photos,
social network screenshots and videos.
The report will be
sent to international bodies.