UN: Armenian Prime Minister accuses Azerbaijan of “unnameable atrocities”

Calm has returned between the two countries after several days of confrontation in mid-September which left nearly 300 dead.

Le Monde with AFP

At the United Nations Tribune, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pachinian accused Thursday, September 22, Azerbaijan of having committed “unspeakable atrocities” a week after violent fights between the two rival countries. He notably mentioned body mutilation.

“There is evidence of torture, mutilation of captured or already dead soldiers, extrajudicial assassinations and ill -treatment of prisoners of war, as well as degrading body treatments,” said Prime Minister In front of the UN General Assembly which is held this week in New York. He clarified that “the body of a soldier had been mutilated and taken on video by Azerbaijani soldiers”.

more than 7,600 displaced people

Present in the room, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Azerbaijani, Djeyhoun Baïramov, who must address the Assembly this weekend, listened to impassive.

Murderous clashes, killing nearly 300 people, broke out on September 13 at the border between the two countries, which reject each other’s responsibility, the most violent since the war in 2020. Calm has returned days, but the situation remains tense between ex-Rival Soviet republics.

The Armenian Prime Minister also accused Baku of having bombed civil infrastructure, forcing the displacement of more than 7,600 people, in violation of “sovereignty and territorial integrity of Armenia”.

/Media reports.