The US Azeris Network has launched a letter campaign to protest the deaths of Azerbaijani journalists and a municipal government official in a mine explosion, State Committee for Work with Diaspora told APA.
The letter addressed to a community of the USA reads that two Azerbaijani journalists, Siraj Abishov and Maharram Ibrahimov, and a municipal government official were killed in an Armenian-placed landmine explosion in the recently liberated Kalbajar district of Azerbaijan, which was illegally occupied by Armenia from 1993 to 2020.
Recalling that landmines have been globally banned through the Mine Ban Treaty, signed by 164 countries in 1997, the authors of the letter noted with regret that despite this breach of international humanitarian law, Armenian lobby has consistently pressured Congress to provide demining funds at the expense of American taxpayers.
You can join the letter campaign via the following link:
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