Armenian Human Rights Defender Karen Andreasyan has called attention to the issue of Armenian civilians killed and wounded in Azerbaijani shelling.
The Ombudsman has applied to a number of international structures, including the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, the International Ombudsman Institute, the EU Commissioner of Human Rights, the European Ombudsman Institute, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Human Rights Watch and other international partners
“Yesterday Azerbaijan severely violated the 3rd Article of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons, which prohibits any assault on the life and health of persons taking no active part in military actions.”
“Besides, the Convention prohibits any attack on the settlement populated by civilians. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan has attacked the houses in Armenia’s border villages and cultivated lands,” the Ombudsman said.