Today, Artak Beglaryan, Artsakh’s Human Rights Defender in an online discussion organized by the Public Journalism Club, presented the current situation regarding prisoners of war and missing persons, shedding light on the work that ombudsmen’s of Armenia & Azerbaijan are doing.
He said that the bodies of more than 400 Armenian servicemen have already been removed or exchanged from various places, including Shushi, Martuni, Karmir Shuka, Mataghis, and Hadrut.
His post reads as follows:
In the framework of the online discussion organized by the Public Journalism Club, I presented the current situation regarding the captives and the missing, the actions of the authorized bodies, the work done by the Human Rights Defenders of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia, and the existing problems.
The main points of my speech were:
• The state authorized bodies, first of all, the commissions of prisoners of war and missing persons of the Ministry of Defense are obliged to do their utmost to return the bodies of victims and prisoners of war, to reveal the fate of the missing persons.
• The Human Rights Defender’s institution has a supporting function, անում we do our best to collect data and support the work of various bodies.
• The Azerbaijani side deliberately and criminally delays the process, at the same time constantly publishing new videos about the inhuman treatment of Armenian prisoners of war and civilians, aiming to deepen the internal tension and suffering of the Armenian society.
• The bodies of more than 400 Armenian servicemen have already been removed or exchanged from various places, including Shushi, Martuni, Karmir Shuka, Mataghis, Hadrut Vank village.
• The state authorities are obliged to communicate effectively and as transparently as possible about the current work and results of the captives and the missing, the whole society.
• Relatives of the captives and missing persons, other persons և The media should be careful when publishing information about them so as not to suddenly harm their search and rescue operations.
Details in the video.
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