Trial of Azeri saboteurs proceeds in line with all international norms

Karen Ghazaryan
Public Radio of Armenia

The trial of Azerbaijani saboteurs in Nagorno Karabakh proceeds in line with all norms incorporated in international conventions, Executive Director of the Foundation Against the Violation of Law (FAVL), First Human Rights Defender Larisa Alaverdyan told reporters today.

She stressed that although an unrecognized country, the Nagorno Karabakh Republic is committed to all norms of international humanitarian law, particularly the right to fair trial. As for the lack of reaction from international structures, Larisa Alaverdyan said “it’s a positive message to us.”

According to her, although no one recognizes Nagorno Karabakh de jure, everyone recognizes it de facto, and the facts that there are NKR Representations in different countries and the superpowers hold talks with de facto authorities of Nagorno Karabakh come to prove this.

Therefore, she said, Azerbaijan’s statements ignoring these facts are nothing but a political error and a crime. The fact of Azeri saboteurs entering Nagorno Karabakh was a demonstration of such a crime, she added. Alaverdyan said the trial will continue till the end, and everyone will get the due punishment.

The human rights defender also informed that the results of the expertise on Karen Petrosyan case will be available soon, after which the European Court will give a clear and worthy assessment to Azerbaijan’s actions.

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