"We have just completed the next phase of our investigation into the evidence and legal formulations of the Azerbaijani atrocities against our prisoners, the military and civilians, during this war". This was reported by the RA Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan.
Torture and cruelty of the Azerbaijani armed forces, inhuman treatment are widespread, there are obvious features of war crimes motivated by ethnic hatred.
Serious war crimes have been committed, and it is very urgent to establish evidence, strengthen the grounds for criminal prosecution of the Azerbaijani authorities", Tatoyan writes and continues:
The Armenian government must convey these important messages to our society, for which these issues are a priority, as well as to the international community and the Azerbaijani authorities.
The Azerbaijani authorities must understand that they will not go unpunished for the most serious human rights violations, war crimes, systematic propaganda of anti-Armenianism and genocidal policies. It is necessary to show that all efforts are made in our country for that purpose.
Impunity will lead to new atrocities and torture. We must not allow that. Every day and hour is precious. The executive power of the Republic of Armenia has a principled role in the mentioned issues with its bodies. Systematic and purposeful work is needed to protect the rights of our captive compatriots.
These issues should be among the exclusive priorities of all of us, the professional potential of each of them should be used for those purposes first of all", wrote the RA Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan on Facebook.