Moldovan Ombudsman urges to punish perpetrators of genocide against Azerbaijanis

Mon 18 Apr 2016 01:45 GMT | 05:45 Local Time

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Ombudsman of Moldova Aurelia Grigoriu considers necessary to prosecute the Armenians who committed genocide against the Azerbaijanis, Interfax reports.

"The Armenian perpetrators of the genocide against the Azerbaijani people should incur criminal penalties, because there are established facts and evidence of the commission of genocide against the Azerbaijani people. Over the past I have been raising questions about the international prosecution of those quilty," A.Grigorieu told journalists on Friday at the international conference" Armenian mythical genocide: falsification and realities".

According to her, in her speech at the conference, she will again say that "persons who are involved in the genocide committed against Azerbaijanis, starting from the time of the Soviet regime, and ending with the latest developments, must be brought to an international court and incur punishment".

Commenting on the issue of the so-called "Armenian genocide", A. Grigoriu noted that "there was no Armenian genocide those years".

"Moreover, according to Turkish archives, on the contrary, the Armenian military and the Armenian population at that time led the treacherous actions against the Turkish people, who sheltered and provided them with the opportunity to live on their lands. This was seen as a betrayal," the Moldovan Ombudsman stressed.

She also said that she still faces pressure from the Armenian side.

"Just two weeks ago the Armenian media published an article in connection with the activities took place in Chisinau on the events of 20th January. And the Armenian press was indignant over the fact that Chisinau turns its face toward Azerbaijan, and whether it should be viewed as a change in the position of the official Chisinau to Armenia. In this context it was mentioned that "Grigoriu should not rest, we will get her anyway". It sounded like that. There were no direct threats, but I still receive hints," A. Grigoriu said.

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