Ombudsman Sends Aliyev’s Armenophobic Statements To International Organizations

(Panorama)- Armenia’s Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) Arman Tatoyan has sent the Azerbaijani president’s recent Armenophobic statements to the UN, CoE and other international organizations.

The ombudsman’s official letter addressed to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Council of Europe Commission against Racism and Intolerance, the UN and the CoE human rights commissioners and a number of other organizations includes Ilham Aliyev’s speeches, which are evidence of Armenophobia and a policy of enmity towards Armenians.

“This time it refers to the statements of the Azerbaijani president made in April 2021. In his speeches, the leader of Azerbaijan speaks in the language of force and threats, uses words that hurt the dignity of the Armenian people, the entire population of Armenia and Artsakh. These speeches are intimidating, cause tensions in the Armenian society and highlight the advantages of the Azerbaijani people,” Tatoyan wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

The process initiated by the human rights defender will be continuous and the speeches and messages of the Azerbaijani president are subject to special monitoring, he added.

“The aim of the Armenian ombudsman is to show the genocidal policy of the Azerbaijani authorities, which is the cause of gross human rights violations and a serious threat of new atrocities, endangering peace and security,” Tatoyan said.