Human Rights Defender of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Artak Beglaryan has posted the following on his Facebook page:
“Unquestionably, I must admit that the defenders of our homeland are the major (if not only) defenders of human rights for Artsakh.
I needed to admit this since people often ask me what the international community is thinking about and whether they want to protect our rights or not. I must say that I, as well as many others are putting in our efforts to present the reality to the international community and push them to take action, but unfortunately, various representatives of the international community are either blind or incapable.
So, we need to realize that our rights are as protected as the heroes standing on the frontline are strong. So, we need to gear our efforts towards the strengthening of the frontline and rear, and relying on the international community is simply an unacceptable escape from reality.”