ArmInfo. The opening of the festation of the painful Armenophobia of the Azerbaijani authorities, which, on the one hand, expresses a huge hatred of Armenians in Azerbaijani society, on the other - is the source of this hatred. This is stated in the statement of the Office of the Artsakh Ombudsman.
"At the same time, it is not so much the absolute disrespect of the dictator of Azerbaijan for humanity that is surprising, but the indifference and tolerance of the civilized world.
Before the eyes of the whole world, Ilham Aliyev, with fascist cynicism, publicly insults and humiliates the dignity of an entire nation, deliberately inflicts suffering on the relatives of fallen soldiers, missing persons and prisoners of war.
Instead of expressing condolences and shouting about the universality of human rights, the international community must properly assess the atrocities committed by Azerbaijan and hold Baku accountable for the crimes against humanity committed during the 44-day war," the statement of the Artsakh Human Rights Council reads.
It should be noted that the day before, Aliyev visited the so-called "Park" dedicated to the Artsakh War, where trophies from the last Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh were presented. Models of the Armenian military, presented in humiliating uniforms, were also shown there.
Only journalists of foreign publications and human rights activists reacted to these blatant actions of the Azerbaijani authoritarian leader, who sharply criticized Aliyev.
"This is deeply disgusting and reminiscent of the collection of helmets at the base of the Victory Arch in Baghdad that Saddam claimed belonged to Iranian soldiers who died in the 1980-88 war," Bloomberg journalist Bobby Ghosh tweeted.
"I've almost stopped tweeting about Armenia-Azerbaijan (too many vigilantes on both sides), but it's really depressing. The shooting has stopped, but the mentality of winning=humiliating the other lives on, " Thomas de Waal said.
"It is no wonder that so many Azerbaijani soldiers have recorded their brutal war crimes. This kind of debauchery is encouraged and celebrated at the state level, " wrote investigative journalist Lindsay Snell. "This is not what winners look like, but war criminals: Azerbaijani President Aliyev has built his own amusement park in Baku: helmets of Armenian soldiers, wax dolls in Armenian uniforms and a shop...I feel sick," said Dunez Tekkal, a film director and human rights activist from Germany.
Five months after the end of the war, Aliyev is still wearing a military uniform, while Azerbaijani officials insist that they are working very hard on reconciliation... In fact, this is an example of why it is foolish to think that an Armenian-Azerbaijani reconciliation is ever possible while Aliyev is in power: "- wrote Guardian and CNN journalist Neil Hauer.