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Azerbaijani Parliamentarian Requires Council of Europe to Assess Actions of Armenians

Politics Materials 2 October 2007 20:31
Azerbaijani Parliamentarian Requires Council of Europe to Assess Actions of Armenians

France, Strasburg /corr. Trend A.Maharramli, I.Alizade / The member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), MP Ganira Pashayeva, sent a request to the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers with regards to the permanent break of the ceasefire regime by the Armenian Armed Forces, Pashayeva reported to Trend from Strasburg.

The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus began in 1988 due to territorial claims by Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani land including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding Districts. Since 1992, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.

In 2005 the PACE passed Resolution No 1416 regarding Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Resolution highlights the fact of occupation of the Azerbaijani lands by Armenia. The Resolution says that non-settlement of the conflict presents serious threats. The control on implementation of the PACE Resolution is made by the PACE Ad Hoc Committee for Nagorno-Karabakh. The members of the Committee headed by British parliamentarian Lord Russell Johnston are expected to visit the region.

Pashayeva's inquire will be spread in PACE on 3 October. The Azerbaijani Parliamentarian especially notes that the ceasefire regime reached in 1994 is often broke by the Armed Forces of Armenia over the recent period. She said that the death of the peaceful Azerbaijani population is a crime. Pashayeva requires that the Committee of Ministers should take a severe position. By the end of 2007, the ceasefire regime was violated 785 more as compared to 2006.

In her inquire, the parliamentarian requires that the Committee should make a political and legal assessment for non-implementation of PACE Resolution No 1416 on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The death of the peaceful people is contrary to the human rights.

In addition, Pashayeva sent inquire to the Patriarchy of Moscow and whole Russia Alex II. Hundreds of thousands of representatives of various religious and cultural communities and the tolerance has widely spread in the Country. "The representatives of various religions and national groups residing in Russia incur pressure and they are murdered. We ask these questions: What do religious figures do in this sphere? How the Patriarchy and his church approach the following of the tolerance and what do you plan to do to increase the tolerance?" mentioned by the statement.

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