Azerbaijan, Baku, August 23/Trend, I.Izzet/
No international organisation should remain indifferent to the pressure and terror threats from Armenia to Moldavian ombudsman Aurelia Grigoriu, Azerbaijan's Commissioner for Human Rights Elmira Suleymanova told journalists on Friday.
According to her, Azerbaijan should first of all appeal to the international community over the fact that the Moldavian ombudsman was subjected to harassments and threats by Armenia.
"Azerbaijan, Armenia and Moldavia are all members of European Council, OSCE and UN. Therefore, no international organisation should remain indifferent to this incident," Suleymanova said.
According to her a large event organised by the European Union as part of the Eastern Partnership programme will be held in Kiev from September 2 to September 5
"I will raise this topic at the event, as the partnership should be based on mutual trust and support first of all. If it is not implemented in practice, then what is the point in holding these discussions? Is there any conflict which touches only one state? The issue raised by ombudsman Aurelia Grigoriu in the Armenian Parliament is similar to the topics of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the one in Transnistria," Suleymanova noted.
According to her, the goal is not only to protect Aurelia Grigoriu as an individual, but also to change public opinion so that human values and the UN's peace and development policy would be followed. This will benefit not just one nation or state, but all.
Suleymanova believes that the way out is the changing of Armenia's ideology.
"The Armenian government and nation should change their ideology. They should understand that no matter how long this conflict lasts, it will end up with peace. No matter how long it lasts, it will end up with the return of the territories and restoration of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity.
"For its part, it is not only favourable for Azerbaijan, but also for Armenia, as well as for the entire region and the world as a whole. If there is a turnaround in the states' policy, it will be a great support for sustainable development," the Azerbaijani ombudsman said.
On July 4, 2013 Aurelia Grigoriu made a speech at an international conference organized by Armenia's Constitutional Court.
She accused Armenian authorities of occupying Azerbaijani territories and of genocide against the Azerbaijani nation and regards that as aggression, she stressed that, Armenia doesn't comply with international law.
After her speech in the Armenian parliament, pressure was put on Grigoru and she was not allowed to leave the country.
The member of the Moldavian Parliament was subject to threat and persecution and even blackmail, it was demanded that she officially apologize to Armenia or face retaliation. After Grigoriu left Armenia, the nation's media outlet continued to persecute the ombudsman.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
The Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts- 20 percent of Azerbaijan - are under occupation of Armenian armed forces.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are holding still unsuccessful peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
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