The Human Rights Defenders (Ombudsmen) of Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) have finished their fifth closed report on atrocities committed by the Azerbaijani armed forces against captured ethnic Armenians and bodies; the Human Rights Defender of Armenia, Arman Tatoyan, informed this in a statement, which also reads as follows:
“It is the 5th report covering only torture and cruelty and refers to the period from November 19-December 2. We have already started preparation of the 6th report.
This report provides concrete evidence of all atrocities and war crimes committed by the Azerbaijani armed forces. All these were committed only because people were ethnic Armenians. These are the result of the Azerbaijani state supported policy of hate speech in Azerbaijan.
The report contains evidence and analysis confirming the Azerbaijani policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide through terroristic methods in Artsakh.
P.S. We do not publish the content of the report given the severity of atrocities and torture committed by Azerbaijan. It will be submitted to international bodies, as well as to relevant state bodies of Armenia.”
On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on a complete cessation of hostilities—which Azerbaijan had launched on September 27—in and around Artsakh.