Human Rights Defender Mr. Arman Tatoyan hosted Ms. Nathalie Loiseau, a French
deputy of the European Parliament, Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Security
and Defense of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament, and
the Head of the Delegation of «La Republique en Marche» political party to the
Arman Tatoyan presented the facts about the violation of the rights of the
border residents of Armenia by the Azerbaijani armed forces. In particular, the
Defender presented evidences that confirm that there should not be Azerbaijani
servicemen, flags and signs in the vicinity of the villages of Gegharkunik and
Syunik provinces, and on the roads between the communities of Syunik province.
Defender noted that the Azerbaijani servicemen regularly create obstacles for
the processes of harvest, commit theft of livestock, threaten the residents,
etc. The criminal acts of the Azerbaijani servicemen are directed against the
rights to life, to property and other vitals rights of the civilian population
of Armenia, and are aimed at depriving them of the opportunity to raise
livestock and earn a family income.
the meeting, the Defender referenced in detail about the urgency of the return
of the Armenian captives held in Azerbaijan, noting that their presentation as
“terrorists” and “saboteurs” grossly violates international requirements.
Defender noted that the Armenian servicemen and civilians are captives, and
they should be released immediately and return to their homeland, without any
political or other preconditions.
Azerbaijani authorities are artificially protracting and politicizing the
process, grossly violating the rights of the captives and their relatives,
causing them sufferings, and creating tensions in the society.
Defender also presented the war crimes committed by the Azerbaijani armed
forces during the September-November War in Artsakh.
Arman Tatoyan presented evidences, on how Armenophobia and the killing of
Armenians are encouraged by the highest authorities of Azerbaijan. A proof of
this fact is the opening of the so-called “exhibition-park” in Baku of the
September-November 2020 war in Artsakh.
the conclusion of the meeting, the parties agreed to cooperate in the field of
human rights protection.