BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 29. Azerbaijan's Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsperson) Sabina Aliyeva made a statement on ensuring and protecting the rights and freedom of citizens of Armenian origin living in Karabakh, the Ombudsman's Office told Trend.
Azerbaijan, which is a democratic, legal, and secular state, as a result of anti-terrorist activities of local nature carried out on September 19–20 this year, has fully ensured its sovereignty over the territory recognized by international law, eliminating circumstances that have posed a serious threat to the rights and freedom of citizens for many years.
"Comprehensive measures are implemented in Azerbaijan to effectively protect the rights and freedoms of every citizen, including those of Armenian origin, living in Karabakh, regardless of their nationality, religion, language, race, and other affiliation," Aliyeva said.
"As the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Azerbaijan, I would like to state that ensuring and protecting the rights and freedoms of our citizens of Armenian origin residing in Karabakh, as established by national legislation and international documents, is at the center of attention," the ombudswoman noted.
She also added that, like any other citizen living in Karabakh, citizens of Armenian origin who face any problems related to the provision of their rights and freedom can apply to the Ombudsperson through the telephone number of the institution "916", which works in 24/7 mode, as well as through accounts in social networks and in electronic format.