ArmInfo. The so-called "Park" in Baku, dedicated to the Artsakh War, is a proof of the Azerbaijani policy of genocide and Armenophobia, supported at the state level. This is stated in the statement of the Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan. Thus, the statement states that on April 12, 2021, the so-called "exhibition park" dedicated to the war of September-November 2020 was opened in Baku.
"In the Park, along with the Armenian military equipment, there are mannequins of Armenian servicemen, which are presented in a humiliating form. Everything is done to ensure the widest possible publicity. From the published videos and photos, it is clear that the "exhibits" in the" Park " are displayed with the aim of inciting hatred and enmity towards the residents of Armenia and Artsakh. The demonstrations are made with cynicism in order to publicly humiliate the memory of war victims, missing persons and prisoners, and violate the rights and dignity of their families. The personal belongings of the soldiers of Armenia and Artsakh are displayed with the same cynicism, and the helmets of the killed soldiers are displayed with the awareness that this will cause additional suffering to their families, the Armenian and Artsakh society and cause a new wave of hatred in the Azerbaijani society," Tatoyan said.
At the same time, he added that the Azerbaijani authorities also show scenes with Armenian prisoners in the newly opened "Park". "This deserves special condemnation against the background of the fact that prisoners of war - military personnel and civilians - are still being held illegally in Azerbaijan. This is a gross violation of international human rights requirements.
It was obvious to the Azerbaijani authorities that this sensitive issue would cause heartache and suffering to the families of the missing and captives, as well as to the Armenian society as a whole," the Armenian Ombudsman said.
It is also emphasized that the RA Human Rights Defender received numerous complaints and signals of similar content, as well as disturbing publications in social networks.
"The monitoring of the Human Rights Defender's office has revealed publications about the exhibition in Azerbaijani social networks (we will publish this evidence separately) that only welcome and encourage the initiative of the Azerbaijani President, and the comments indicate an obvious incitement of hatred and hostility towards Armenians.
The opening of such a "Park" clearly confirms the existence of a state policy of institutional Armenophobia and propaganda of hostility in Azerbaijan. This policy has been consistently implemented for many years, which is supported by concrete evidence.
It was the consequences of this policy that were the atrocities and tortures, the murders of Armenian soldiers and civilians committed by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces during the September-November 2020 war, the April 2016 war, or other Azerbaijani armed attacks. It is precisely the hostility maintained at the state level that is the reason why the Azerbaijani military brutally tortured and killed Armenian servicemen and civilians, doing it with open faces, with exceptional cynicism, without even thinking about responsibility, being sure that they would only be praised for it.
Thus, the "exhibits" in the "Park" dedicated to the war of September-November 2020 confirm the policy of genocide of Azerbaijan against the entire population of Armenia and Artsakh.
This absolutely vicious phenomenon proves once again that we should not allow ourselves to be deceived by the false Azerbaijani peacefulness: it is just a veil for the international community," Tatoyan stressed. It is reported that this statement of the Human Rights Defender of Armenia will be sent to international structures, drawing special attention to the fact that such steps of the Azerbaijani authorities lead to torture, cruelty, and unequivocally violate peace and solidarity in the region.