MP: Int'l organizations must respond to Armenian vandalism
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 15 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
International organizations must rapidly respond to vandalism committed by Armenia, such as the killing of children, Azerbaijani MP Ganira Pashayeva told Trend. She commented on the murder of a 13-year-old Azerbaijani child.
"We will inform international organizations about these acts of vandalism committed by Armenians. Here, of course, a great responsibility is vested in NGOs and diaspora organizations along with MPs. Crimes against our young children are growing," Pashayeva added.
A terrible accident occurred in the Alibayli village of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district, bordering Armenia. An explosive killed a 13-year-old girl, Aygun Shahmaliyeva, and heavily wounded her 32-year-old mother Elnara Shahmaliyeva in the hip.
A toy dog was loaded with an explosive device and dropped by what was believed to be the Armenian side into the Tovuz River flowing through the Alibeyli village.
Elsevar Jafarov and Aygun Shahmaliyeva, who were playing near the river, brought the toy to the home of Hasan Jafarov. When Aygun Shahmaliyeva placed the toy on the table, the device inside detonated.
A similar incident occurred in this region in 1994. Two young children were killed and one wounded when a toy from Armenia exploded.
Embedding a bomb in a child's toy is vandalism, she added.
"The Armenians know that the toy will attract children's attention and it will explode when they will play with it," she stressed.
Such a dirty crime is not the first such act committed by Armenians in Tovuz, Pashayeva said.
"Earlier, such a crime was committed and it then led the murder of young children. A few months ago, 9-year-old Fariz Badalov was deadly shot by Armenian sniper in the Agdam region. The world community should be informed about the atrocities committed by Armenians against children. We need to raise this issue and require that the OSCE Minsk Group reacted to it first. The group as a structure responsible for the Nagorno Karabakh conflict should respond to the latest crime. Moreover, the international organizations should strongly react to this atrocity. Unfortunately, the indifferent attitude of the Minsk Group and other international organizations to the vandalism committed by Armenia and lack of pressure on it to prevent such crimes, only contributes to impunity," she added.
Such actions further aggravate the situation in the region, she said.
"The international organizations are responsibility for this. They finally have to raise their voices to curb criminal activities by Armenia. OSCE Minsk Group should run the mechanisms of pressure and influence on Armenia to prevent such actions," she said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the 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.