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Organization of American States Condemns Azerbaijan?s Use of Violence

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WASHINGTON (A.W.)Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro Lemes released a statement on April 3 condemning Azerbaijans serious violation of the principles of international law, particularly the targeting civilians, which he called a complete violation of the most basic rules governing armed conflict.

Luis Almagro (Photo: official OAS website)

Any act of violence to resolve a territorial dispute is inadmissible and when such acts of violence cause civilian deaths they are acts of barbarism, read Almagros statement.

The Azerbaijani Army has been shelling Armenian civilian settlements, particularly the town of Martakert.Hetq.am on April 3 published the disturbing news of an elderly coupleValera Khalapyan and his wife, Razmelafound shot in their home in Talish withtheir ears cut off; another civilian, Marousya Khalapyan, born in 1924, was also killed. On April 2,12-year-old Vaghinak Grigoryan was killed in the Marduni region, and2other children were wounded, from a Grad BM-21 multiple rocket launcher attack.

Vaghinak Grigoryan was killed on his way to school as a result of Azerbaijani mortar attacks.

Almagroalso laid out the basic principles that the parties must adhere to in resolving the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict. The four principles he outlined are non-use of force; territorial integrity; equal rights; and the self-determination of peoples.

Established in 1948, OAS brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas, with the stated purpose of achievingas set in Article 1 of its Charter”an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence.”

Almagro was elected secretary general of the OAS in March 2015. Prior to holding his current position, Almagro, who is a lawyer by profession, was the foreign minister of Uruguay from 2010-15.

Below is Almagros statement in its entirety.

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Declaration of Secretary General of the OAS Luis Almagro regarding recent events in Nagorno-Karabagh

Stability and peace, and the achievement of peaceful solutions to conflicts between nations, are values that go beyond our hemisphere.

Therefore, the use of military action by Azerbaijan is particularly serious because it constitutes a manifest violation of the ceasefire established in 1994, as well as a violation of the principle of good faith negotiations in the framework of the Minsk Group.

We condemn the serious violation of the principles of international law.

Moreover, taking civilian objectives as military targets in these attacks is a complete violation of the most basic rules governing armed conflict. These practices must be banished.

Any act of violence to resolve a territorial dispute is inadmissible and when such acts of violence cause civilian deaths they are acts of barbarism.

We urge the Azeri authorities to resume the meetings that have been postponed with Minsk Group authorities.

The basic principles for the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabagh [conflict] are based on the Helsinki Final Act (1975); they are:

Non-use of force
Territorial integrity
Equal rights
Self-determination of peoples

We demand the fullest respect for these principles.


WASHINGTON (A.W.)Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro Lemes released a statement on April 3 condemning Azerbaijans serious violation of the principles of international law, particularly the targeting civilians, which he called a complete violation of the most basic rules governing armed conflict. Luis Almagro (Photo: official OAS website) Any act of violence to resolve a territorial dispute is inadmissible and when such acts of violence cause civilian deaths they are acts of barbarism, read Almagros statement. The Azerbaijani Army has been shelling Armenian civilian settlements, particularly the town of Martakert.Hetq.am on April 3 published the disturbing news of an elderly coupleValera Khalapyan and his wife, Razmelafound shot in their home in Talish withtheir ears cut off; another civilian, Marousya Khalapyan, born in 1924, was also killed. On April 2,12-year-old Vaghinak Grigoryan was killed in the Marduni region, and2other children were wounded, from a Grad BM-21 multiple rocket launcher attack. Vaghinak Grigoryan was killed on his way to school as a result of Azerbaijani mortar attacks. Almagroalso laid out the basic principles that the parties must adhere to in resolving the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict. The four principles he outlined are non-use of force; territorial integrity; equal rights; [...]
WASHINGTON (A.W.)Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro Lemes released a statement on April 3 condemning Azerbaijans serious violation of the principles of international law, particularly the targeting civilians, which he called a complete violation of the most basic rules governing armed conflict. Luis Almagro (Photo: official OAS website) Any act of violence to resolve a territorial dispute is inadmissible and when such acts of violence cause civilian deaths they are acts of barbarism, read Almagros statement. The Azerbaijani Army has been shelling Armenian civilian settlements, particularly the town of Martakert.Hetq.am on April 3 published the disturbing news of an elderly coupleValera Khalapyan and his wife, Razmelafound shot in their home in Talish withtheir ears cut off; another civilian, Marousya Khalapyan, born in 1924, was also killed. On April 2,12-year-old Vaghinak Grigoryan was killed in the Marduni region, and2other children were wounded, from a Grad BM-21 multiple rocket launcher attack. Vaghinak Grigoryan was killed on his way to school as a result of Azerbaijani mortar attacks. Almagroalso laid out the basic principles that the parties must adhere to in resolving the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict. The four principles he outlined are non-use of force; territorial integrity; equal rights; [...]
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