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ICRC Yerevan Office holds negotiations to organize a meeting with Azeris detained in Armenian territory

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Levon Ter-Petrosyan: The reaction of the Armenian party at the Azerbaijani invasions is quite guarded and inadequate

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Armenia's Foreign Ministry: No Armenian citizens on board of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane Boeing 777 that crashed in Ukraine

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Armenia's Foreign Ministry gets more specific information about availability of Armenian citizens on board of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane that crashed

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Head of Region Research Center in Armenia Laura Baghdasaryan considers Azerbaijan's accusations against her to be nonsense

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The captured Azerbaijani raider used to often visit Karvachar

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Ilham Aliyev received Secretary General of Council of Europe

Laura Bagdasaryan and Leyla Yunus are for peace for the children of Armenia and Azerbaijan

  • by David Stepanyan

  • Saturday, April 26, 11:41

Here is the text of the joint statement by Laura Bagdasaryan and Leyla Yunus issued on 25 April: 

"We, the two women - human rights defender and journalist, two mothers from Azerbaijan and Armenia, have been cooperating for almost 10 years, shoulder to shoulder in the uphill struggle for building and enhancing Public Dialogue between our nations warring for more than 20 years.

It is almost 10 years since we have been going hand in hand with joint articles, books, and finally with the first and still unique joint website http://www.publicdialogues.info/. This is a ground for dialogue between Azerbaijanis and Armenians.

It was the website where citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, the USA and the EU countries communicated, argued and discussed major problems of our societies.

We are against future wars! We do not want our children and grand-children to hate and kill each other! We are against the politics sowing discord, against the hatred to the neighbor.

On April 19, 2014 the authorities of Azerbaijan arrested journalist Rauf Mirgadirov. He was arrested on charges of espionage for Armenia (Article 274 of the AR Criminal Code; term of punishment - from 10 years till life term). R. Mirgadirov is an active participant of numerous internet-conferences held in our website and international conferences held in Armenia.

R. Mirgadirov, the Gerd Bucerius International Prize Winner and Honored Journalist of Azerbaijan, is imputed his participation in the public diplomacy actions.
On April 22, 2014 following the decision of the President of Azerbaijan, a joint group of investigators of the General Prosecutor's Office and the Ministry of National Security was set up to ‘uncover a big network of spies of Armenia in Azerbaijan’. It is not difficult to foretell that they want to include the participants of our Dialogue in this network. They have already begun putting strain on Arif Yunusov, a husband of Leyla Yunus. A. Yunusov authored 8 books and over 230 articles on the contemporary history of Caucasus, particularly the Karabakh conflict. Every year starting from 2001 A. Yunusov has actively participated in international conferences held in Armenia.

Currently Arif Yunusov is hospitalized being in potentially stroke condition.

Uncovering the spy network the authorities of Azerbaijan will put an end to joint Azerbaijani-Armenian projects with participation of independent NGOs.
We are calling all the people of good will around the globe!

Raise your voice for protection of peace in Caucasus, for putting a stop to hatred and enmity between the Azerbaijani and Armenian people!
Call for immediate release of Rauf Mirgadirov, a father of 2 small girls!

Demand stop to persecution of the participants of the public diplomacy, the activists of our Dialogue, the advocates for peace and democracy in our countries!

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