An alarming-call was
addressed to the Human Rights Defender of Armenia about the fact that 4
Azerbaijani armed servicemen abducted by criminal acts a resident of Tegh
village of Tegh community (Syunik province), and took his sheep.
According to the
alarming-call, The Armenian resident was grazing his sheep in the pasture
located on the intersection of Tegh, Aravous, and Khnatsakh villages of Tegh
community. Around 15:30, 4 Azerbaijani armed servicemen noticed the resident
and came down from their positions for a distance of around 150 meters, and
took the Armenian resident to their side in the direction of Tsitsernavank,
shouting, dragging, and using force against him. The Azerbaijani servicemen
also took 400-450 heads of sheep belonging to the resident.
The alarming-call was
verified: The above-mentioned is the account of a witness.
According to further
clarification, the servicemen of the Border Guard Service of Russia were
notified about the incident, and are conducting the necessary steps to return
the Armenian citizen and his sheep.
This incident is an
evidence of the criminal violations of Azerbaijani armed servicemen of the
rights to life, personal liberty, and property of the peaceful Armenian
The incessant crimes of
Azerbaijani armed servicemen against the civilian population of Armenia, which
are occurring on a daily basis, have made it impossible for people to lead a
normal life, and are depriving them of earning a family income, and to engage
in agricultural activities, and are causing social issues.
This incident further
proves that Azerbaijani servicemen should not be deployed in the vicinity of
Armenia villages, and on the roads connecting Armenian communities.
The need to solve this
issue is urgent: It is necessary for the protection of the rights of people,
and for the restoration of their normal life and security. A demilitarized
security zone must be created.
The proposal of the Human
Rights Defender of Armenia has already been included in an international
instrument- in Resolution 2391 (2021) of September 27, 2021 of the
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
The facts of this
incident will be sent to international organizations by the Office of the Human
The same should be done
by the Government. This fact should be used for the purpose of protection of
fundamental human rights.
Mr. Arman Tatoyan
The Human Rights Defender