Karen Nazaryan: Safarov pardoning goes counter to humanitarian objectives

Armenia’s Permanent Representative in the UN, Ambassador Karen Nazaryan made a speech on “Elimination of Racism, Racial Discrimination and Intolerance” within the framework of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly.

Ambassador Nazaryan noted that the wounds of the aggression against Artsakh unleashed by Azerbaijan have not yet been healed, and that country continues to propagate hatred towards Armenians on the state level.

Karen Nazaryan called the attention of the UN member states to the statements of official Baku, noting that the whole international community is alarmed. The Ambassador’s speech mostly focused on the pardoning of murderer Ramil Safarov, which goes counter to humanitarian objectives and poses a challenge to the whole system of human rights.

Ambassador Nazaryan noted that the pardoning of a murderer by the President of Azerbaijan was a terrible example of impunity, continuation of a crime committed on the ethnic basis, which is a result of the policy of xenophobia and racism Azerbaijan has been conducting for centuries. He added that Azerbaijan severely violates the UN objective “to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors” and thus disturbs the process of formation of an atmosphere of trust.

            Ambassador Nazaryan called on the UN and the international community to continue to raise their voice of protest against this unforgivable behavior, which disrespects human rights and dignity, thus endangering regional peace and security.

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