Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) Artak Beglaryan has touched upon the statement of the European Parliament and posted the following on his Facebook page:
“WHEN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY NOT ONLY FAILS TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF ARTSAKH PROTECT THEIR RIGHTS, BUT ALSO DISTURBS THEM…
The statement issued by the three deputies of the European Parliament on the construction of the third road connecting Artsakh with Armenia is completely reiteration of Azerbaijan’s propaganda, and this sparks the substantiated doubt that it was written in Baku. However, what is more painful is the fact that the European officials, who are called for protecting universal human rights, have not only failed to utter any word about the rights of the people of Artsakh who are isolated from the world and live under threat of Azerbaijan, but are also deciding to make a condemning statement on the development programs that Artsakh is undertaking through its own efforts and resources.
If the figures presenting themselves on behalf of the international community don’t visit Artsakh, don’t provide support to the protection of the rights of the people of Artsakh, don’t suppress Azerbaijan’s crimes and aggression and don’t even express gratitude to the Republic of Armenia and all Armenians of the world for fulfilling their international commitments, they should at least keep silent and not support Azerbaijan’s anti-Armenian and bellicose propaganda and actions. I would recommend that they think about the re-exploitation of the airport in Stepanakert, especially since during this coronavirus crisis they felt what it means to be under such restrictions on freedom of movement and isolation.
The people of Artsakh have all the same rights as the people who issued the statement do, and we will solve the issues related to security, development and human rights protection with the support of all Armenians around the world. The only thing we expect from them is to not disturb us…”