February 13, 2021 – 14:46 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan has published more evidence of Azerbaijan’s gross violations of the rights of the civilians of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) during the 44-day war in fall 2020.
According to the Ombudsman’s office, more than 100,000 civilians were displaced from their homes during the war.
“As a result of the war, some 40,000 people were left homeless and/or deprived of their homes, personal belongings, basic standards of living and other rights,” Tatoyan wrote in Facebook.
“After the attacks of the Azerbaijani armed forces, about 30,000 school and kindergarten children were deprived of education during the war, while 12 kindergartens and 71 schools were damaged or destroyed.”
Between September 27, 2020 to January 28, 2021, the Ombudsman said, 72 civilians fatalities were registered: they were killed, among other means, by ill-treatment and torture.
The list of 163 civilians who were injured, includes some with life-long disabilities, he added.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev on November 9 signed a statement to end the war in Karabakh after almost 45 days. Under the deal, the Armenian side has returned all the seven regions surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.