US State Department: Armenia made no progress in investigating war crimes

US State Department: Armenia made no progress in investigating war crimes Armenia has made no progress in investigating war crimes during the Second Karabakh War
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April 23, 2024 09:33
US State Department: Armenia made no progress in investigating war crimes

Armenia has made no progress in investigating war crimes during the Second Karabakh War, reads the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Report, published by the US State Department on April 22, Report informs.

“There was no reported progress on government investigations of alleged abuses committed by the Armenian armed forces or individuals during the 2020 hostilities.

There were no updates on the six criminal cases launched by Armenian authorities in 2020 to investigate actions of perpetrators speaking Armenian during the fall 2020 intensive fighting on charges of 'serious violations of international humanitarian law during armed conflicts.' Of the six cases, four involved alleged murder, torture, and inhuman treatment; one involved alleged murder and torture; and one involved alleged murder. The government combined all six cases into one criminal proceeding in 2021. The investigation remained underway at year’s end,” reads the report.

“There were, however, two reported instances of vandalism that targeted Yerevan’s only synagogue.”

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