ArmInfo. The Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan proposed to create a demilitarized zone 5-7 km wide in the Syunik region until the process of "clarifying" the borders is completed.
Thus, on March 5, during a press conference in Yerevan, the Armenian Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan recalled that according to international law and practice, the priority of law, democracy and human rights should form the basis of the process of clarifying the boundaries.
"Moreover, this is not at the discretion, but an imperative. If these norms are not observed, the lawfulness of the process is under a huge question. The process, if it is already under way, should take place following the results of the work of the commissions with the participation of engineers, historians, in cooperation with local residents, as well as using the existing maps of the delimitation of the borders of the USSR. Now there is a gross violation of the rights of residents, especially children. Serious threats to the right to life and property have been created, "Tatoyan said, noting that in the village of Nerkin Hund, the school is located 500 meters from the Azerbaijani post, from where they shoot.
In this regard, he pointed to a violation of physical and mental integrity. He also pointed out that despite the fact that the villagers have legal documents issued by the Cadastral Committee, they can not physically use their property - as it is either on the "Azerbaijani" territory, or at the gunpoint of Azerbaijanis.
"And such situation is observed in many villages. There is an international judicial practice of using cadastral documents when specifying borders. This is also stated in the corresponding document of the OSCE and the UN. As a result of the process, a huge problem of the use of gardens and pastures, and water in Meghri has arisen. The right to entrepreneurial activity has been violated - by the decision of the government on the basis of the RA law on the border, 200 hectares of territory in Gegharkunik were given to the company. Investments were made on 75 hectares worth more than $ 5 million. The matter concerns wind turbines. Now there are Azerbaijani military there, which deprived the company of the opportunity to use the rest area. The case was transferred to the RA representative at the ECHR for submission of an interstate complaint, "the Ombudsman noted.
At the same time, Tatoyan stressed the inadmissibility of the presence of the Azerbaijani armed forces, no matter what kind of troops, in the immediate vicinity of the Armenian settlements.
"Moreover, they also resort to provocations. People with weapons who only 2 months ago killed and tortured our compatriots. Therefore, the explanations of our government bodies are not convincing. The situation must be viewed in a comprehensive manner. Flags and signs that Azerbaijanis use as a pretext to deploy their military nearby. This is also used as an excuse for their movement. It got to the point that people avoid going to the hospital at night because of the Azerbaijani military. And what if an accident or a crime occurs on a so called ''Azerbaijani'' road section, which is advised by our NSS to pass rapidly? Under the laws of which country, representatives of which country will the investigation be carried out? Until all these issues are resolved, the zone must be demilitarized. The process is proceeding with unacceptable speed, a mechanical border determination is applied in the absence of grounds or poor justification, there is unpredictability of consequences and non-participation of residents, complete violation of the established rural life, total gross violations of the rights of residents - the military of the country, which declares ethnic cleansing and genocide are in the immediate vicinity''. said Arman Tatoyan.
The Ombudsman of Armenia stressed the need to immediately stop the process, adding that what is happening fundamentally contradicts all conventions and other legal acts.
Tatoyan also presented evidence of the policy of hatred towards Armenians carried out by Azerbaijan and, first of all, by the president of this country, the ultimate goal of which is the complete extermination of the Armenian nation and the seizure of the Armenian territory, which is presented in Azerbaijan as "its historical homeland". At the same time, he presented several videos of the murder, torture and beatings of captured Armenians, filmed and published in social networks by the Azerbaijani military.