Azerbaijani parl't vice-speaker: Psychologically vulnerable people living along contact line need assistance

Azerbaijani parl't vice-speaker: Psychologically vulnerable people living along contact line need assistance
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  • calendar-gray 12 October 2016

Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloglu – APA. Psychologically vulnerable people living along the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops are in need of assistance, Bahar Muradova, vice-speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament, chairperson of the parliamentary Committee on human rights, said in her speech at the committee meeting on Wednesday.  

 

“Our people are suffering from apprehension caused by Armenian troops shelling the area. As the parliamentary Committee on human rights, we must take care of this issue,” she said. 
 
The vice-speaker stressed that the rights of these people should be defended in international courts. 

 

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict entered its modern phase when the Armenian SRR made territorial claims against the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988.

 

A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includes Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, Kalbajar, Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli and Zangilan), and over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced people.

 

The military operations finally came to an end when Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in Bishkek in 1994.

 

Dealing with the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the OSCE Minsk Group, which was created after the meeting of the CSCE (OSCE after the Budapest summit held in Dec.1994) Ministerial Council in Helsinki on 24 March 1992. The Group’s members include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belarus, Finland and Sweden.

 

Besides, the OSCE Minsk Group has a co-chairmanship institution, comprised of Russian, the US and French co-chairs, which began operating in 1996.  

 

Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 of the UN Security Council, which were passed in short intervals in 1993, and other resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly, PACE, OSCE, OIC, and other organizations require Armenia to unconditionally withdraw its troops from Nagorno-Karabakh.

 

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