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 Thursday, April 14 2016 13:59

Nalbandian: Armenia has submitted the proofs of Azerbaijan's war crimes to Office of the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Human Rights

Nalbandian: Armenia has submitted the proofs of Azerbaijan

 Armenia has launched measures to bring Azerbaijan accountable under international legal norms for the atrocities committed during its military aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh on April 2-5. Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, made such statement on the Armenian Public Television, on April 13. 

"The proofs have been submitted to the UN OHCHR already today. A special letter was sent. This process will be continued, of course," the minister said. 

Earlier, on April 13, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan and US Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills discussed aggression initiated by Azerbaijan against Nagorno- Karabakh and the current situation on the line of contact of Karabakh and Azerbaijani troops. Ohanyan presented the main specifics of Azerbaijan's aggression including military crimes against servicemen and civilians by Azerbaijani military forces, as well as harshly violations of other provisions of law on armed conflict and emphasized that he will be consistent in presenting these crimes for international legal assessment. 

To recall, the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic disseminated a statement wherein it said: "On April 10, in accordance with the arrangement reached earlier, the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, through the mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Office of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman in Office, carried out the exchange of bodies of the deceased between the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan near the Bash Karvend settlement. The bodies of 18 servicemen of the NKR Defense Army, fallen as a result of the large scale military aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan on April 2-5, were transferred to the NKR side during the exchange. At the presence of the representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the NKR State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons registered that all bodies of the deceased transferred by the Azerbaijani side had signs of torture and mutilation". 

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