Freedom House cals for Azerbaijan to end Karabakh blockage

Freedom House cals for Azerbaijan to end Karabakh blockage

PanARMENIAN.Net - Azerbaijan’s month-long blockade of the Lachin corridor is creating a humanitarian crisis within Nagorno-Karabakh as vital supplies dwindle, Freedom Houose said in a short statement on Saturday, January 14.

“We call again for Azerbaijan to immediately end the blockage,” the organization said on social media.

“We call on the international community to support the lifting of the blockade and a return to negotiations without coercion. The rights, security, and well-being of the population of Nagorno-Karabakh must be ensured.”

Since December 12, the sole road connecting Nagorno Karabakh to Armenia - the Lachin Corridor - has been blocked by self-described Azerbaijani environmentalists. Karabakh residents have reported food and fuel shortages, while hospital patients don't have access to essential medicines, with only a handful allowed transfer to facilities in Armenia proper.

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