Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of inciting ethnic hatred

Azerbaijan has systematically incited ethnic hatred against Armenians, despite the conclusion of a trilateral agreement on November 10, 2020 after a 44-day war. Such an accusation was brought against Baku by the permanent representative of Armenia to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Yeghishe Kirakosyan at the session of the International Court of Justice of the United Nations.

According to him, Yerevan seeks to put an end to the cruel treatment of Armenian prisoners of war and civilians under the jurisdiction of Baku, as well as to stop Azerbaijan’s policy of destroying or falsifying historical and cultural monuments that are located in the territories that have come under Baku’s control.

“The purpose of the lawsuit is to prevent the expansion of the vicious circle of hatred and aggression against ethnic Armenians, to protect their rights from irreversible damage,” Kirakosyan explained.

The Permanent Representative added that the leadership of Azerbaijan has been promoting hatred of Armenians almost on an everyday level for a long time. In this regard, Yerevan calls on the court to introduce temporary measures against Baku.

On September 27, 2020, battles began between Azerbaijan and the NKR. The parties accused each other of provocation. The war continued until November 10, when Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia entered into a trilateral agreement. Baku regained a number of territories lost in the early 1990s. Despite the agreement, Azerbaijan continues to keep the Armenian prisoners of war.

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