The Human Rights Defender Mr. Arman Tatoyan, Representative
of Armenia to the ECHR Mr. Yeghishe Kirakosyan, and lawyers Mr. Artak Zeynalyan
and Ms. Siranush Sahakyan, met today with the U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Ms. Lynn Tracy.
The Human Rights Defender presented evidences
of Azerbaijani atrocities and torture committed against ethnic Armenians.
The Defender expressed his concern that the
Azerbaijani authorities are artificially protracting the process of the return
of the Armenian captives, captured before, during and after the war, and the
bodies of the victims, thus playing with the emotions of the Armenian society.
Also, Azerbaijan does not publicize the real number of the captives.
The Ambassador noted that a dignified
treatment of the captives and their safe return is a priority for the United
States. Condemning the violence against the captives, she stressed the
importance of bringing the perpetrators to justice.
During the meeting, the Defender provided the
Ambassador with concrete evidences of atrocities and torture committed by the
Azerbaijani Armed Forces.