March 3, 2021 - 15:54 AMT
Ombudsman: Azerbaijan killed 33 Karabakh civilians in their own homes

As of February 19, the Azerbaijani armed forces have killed 33 Armenian civilians in their places of residence in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the Human Rights Defender of Artsakh reports.

The Ombudsman held a discussion alleging an improper evacuation of the population and revealed that the fate of more than a dozen civilians is still unknown.

For a more thorough study of the circumstances of the matter, the information was transferred to the General Prosecutor's Office of Artsakh, which launched a criminal case on March 1, the Human Defender's office added.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev on November 9 signed a statement to end the war in Karabakh after almost 45 days. Under the deal, the Armenian side has returned all the seven regions surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.