HRD: Azerbaijani post deployed above Armenian civilian settlement

July 31, 2021 – 11:09 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan has published a photo of the Armenian civilian community of Saradegh in Gegharkunik province, which shows that an Azerbaijani military position is right above civilian residences and barns.

Azerbaijani forces violated ’s border in several sections in the provinces of Syunik and Gegharkunik on May 12 and 13 and are still refusing to withdraw their troops from the area. Five Armenian servicemen have been killed in Azerbaijan’s shooting, a dozen others have been wounded, while six troops were captured on May 27, although four of them have already returned home.

HRD: Azerbaijani post deployed above Armenian civilian settlement

“It is obvious from this picture that people are under the direct target of the Azerbaijanis,” Tatoyan said in a statement on Friday, July 30, reiterating that the mere presence of the Azerbaijani military is a violation of the right to life of Armenian civilians.

“Yesterday we were in this particular place when Azerbaijani shootings started. The Azerbaijani military opens fire from this position as well; one of the residents’ cattle was shot dead on July 23.”

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