Statement by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

03 December, 2021

On December 3, Seyran Sargsyan, a resident of Chartar, was captured and deliberately murdered by the Azerbaijani armed units while carrying out agricultural work near the Chartar community in Martuni region of Artsakh.

We strongly condemn the and consider unacceptable the murder of a civilian by the Azerbaijani armed forces in gross violation of international humanitarian law.

It is noteworthy that the attacks and acts of intimidation against the Armenian civilian population of Artsakh have systemic manner, which is due to the baseless justification by the official Baku of similar crimes committed by the Azerbaijani armed forces, leading to repetition of such behavior.

The recent atrocities committed by the Azerbaijani armed forces against the civilian population of Artsakh are a continuation of the policy of Armenophobia, annihilation and ethnic cleansing of Armenians of Artsakh by the Azerbaijani authorities, which once again proves that guaranteeing the physical security and the right to life of the Armenians of Artsakh is impossible under the Azerbaijani jurisdiction.

Proper investigation of this and previous attacks on civilian population and bringing the perpetrators to justice can create preconditions for the prevention of such crimes in the future.

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