HRD: Azerbaijani President's Armenophobic speeches resemble fascism

September 7, 2021 – 13:52 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Armenian Human Rights Defender’s office has analyzed speeches delivered by the Azerbaijani President on August 26 and on August 31, singling out the excerpts that generate hatred and enmity towards Armenians. Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan believes that President Ilham Aliyev’s speeches resemble fascism.

The Armenian and English versions of the report were sent to the Armenian National Assembly, the government and law enforcement agencies, as well as various NGOs.

The analyses of the Human Rights Defender’s staff and the monitoring of materials in Azerbaijani show that the President of Azerbaijan continues to generate hatred towards the entire Armenian nation, the population of Armenia and (Nagorno-) in his public speeches, threatens Armenians, insults them and uses inflammatory expressions.

“Torture and killings committed by the Azerbaijani armed forces against the Armenian servicemen and civilians are a consequence of such policies, as are the violations of the rights of the border residents of the Republic of Armenia,” Tatoyan said in a statement on Monday, September 6.

Azerbaijani forces violated Armenia’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. Since then, almost a dozen 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.

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