December 7, 2012 - 18:41 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Many international organizations on human rights alerted about flagrant cases of racism, intolerance and violations of human rights in Azerbaijan, on the policy of hatred against Armenians, RA Foreign Minister said.
“Azerbaijan is not only ignoring the expectations of the international community, but is constantly taking new steps against the values of civilized world. The latest such case is the Azeri government’s release and glorification of the murderer Safarov, who had slaughtered with an axe Armenian officer in his sleep, during a NATO program in Budapest simply because he was Armenian. The Azerbaijani leadership made him a symbol of national pride and an example to follow by youth. The world’s reaction was unanimous in condemning what was done by Baku, which has seriously undermined the Nagorno Karabakh negotiation process and endangered the fragile regional stability,” Edward Nalbandian said at Dublin-hosted OSCE ministerial council meeting.
“Azerbaijan poses a threat to the regional security by constantly menacing to use force against Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia along with daily war-mongering, by rejecting the proposals on the consolidation of the ceasefire, by systematic provocations and ceasefire violations, by ceaseless acts of vandalism towards the Armenian historical and cultural heritage.
Azerbaijani authorities are notorious for violations of fundamental freedoms in their own country, and are now trying to spread this behavior onto others. Their approach is - if a state is not recognized, then the people living there should be deprived of the human rights and fundamental freedoms. According to this logic, the people in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic should not exercise the right to freedom of movement, be cured, get education, use drinking water and even give birth,” Minister Nalbandian said.