(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 7. CAP Freedom of
Conscience, a secular European NGO with UN Consultative Status, has
launched a campaign to raise awareness about the rights of
Armenians living in Karabakh, trend reports.
According to the statement of the NGO, the campaign was
initiated by the incident that occurred on December 20, 2022 with a
resident of the city of Khankendi, Yuri Musayelyan, who was
severely beaten in his apartment in the presence of his family
members, including children.
The organization says in its statement that Musaelyan said on
his Facebook page that his only“fault” was that he questioned the
course of confrontation chosen by the newly appointed“state
Minister of Karabakh” Ruben Vardanyan, a Russian-Armenian
billionaire who made his fortune through dubious financial
Less than 2 months after taking office, the“state minister” of
the region, Vardanyan, disrupted the environmental monitoring
agreed by the Azerbaijani government with Russian peacekeepers
[temporarily deployed there] at the gold deposit and copper mines
operated in Karabakh by the Armenian copper monopolist Vallex
Group, the NGO said.
Since the activity of the Vallex Group in the region is a symbol
of the violation of the fundamental rights of the people of
Karabakh, we have chosen the name“Anti-Vallex” as the campaign
slogan. We invite all interested, and first of all, local residents
of Karabakh, to share with us all the information about cases of
human rights violations in Karabakh, including violation of
environmental standards by the company, the organization said in a
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