The Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sabina Aliyeva commented on the fact that graves belonging to Azerbaijanis were destroyed by Armenia during the occupation in Zangilan district.
According to APA, the Ombudsman was informed that "another video containing acts of vandalism committed by Armenia against Azerbaijanis has been published on social networks.
As can be seen from the video, graves in the cemetery where our compatriots are buried in the liberated Zangilan region were deliberately destroyed by Armenians, grave monuments were made unrecognizable.
All these facts clearly prove that the military-political leadership of Armenia has been implementing a policy of hatred, enmity, intolerance and vandalism against Azerbaijan on ethnic and religious grounds for many years.
The brutal destruction of graves belonging to Azerbaijanis is in violation of the requirements of the 1954 Hague Convention "On the Protection of Cultural Property in Time of Armed Conflict", the 1972 UNESCO Convention "On the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage" and the 1954 European Cultural Convention is a gross violation.
Strongly condemns the destruction and desecration of religious monuments and cemeteries in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan, as well as the mining of those territories, and international legal responsibility against the military and political leadership of Armenia, which once again blames international and regional organizations and national human rights institutions for committing such numerous acts of vandalism. I urge you to take the necessary measures to determine this".