November 15, the Human Rights Defender Anahit Manasyan received Sergey
Kopirkin, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian
Federation to Armenia.
the guest, Anahit Manasyan stated that cooperation in the field of human rights
protection is crucial. The Defender especially emphasized that guaranteeing and
protecting the rights of the Russian community of Armenia as well as the rights
of persons belonging to communities of other national minorities are among the
priorities of her work.
this context, Anahit Manasyan stated that the activities of forming the Council
for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Persons Belonging to National
Minorities adjunct to the Defender are currently in progress, in which
representatives of the Russian community are also included.
the framework of the meeting, the Defender presented a number of issues related
to the protection of the rights of people forcibly displaced from
Nagorno-Karabakh, referred to the existing issues and needs, as well as the
fact-finding activities conducted by her and the staff of the Defender's
office, during which the deaths, tortures, disrespect of bodies, and
mutilations among civilians, as well as other cases prohibited by international
law recorded as a result of Azerbaijani aggression were summarized in the
preliminary ad hoc report of the Human Rights Defender.
his turn, Sergey Kopirkin expressed his gratitude for the reception,
emphasizing his readiness to continue cooperation with the Defender's office.