on April 5, the Republic of Armenia (RA) Human Rights Defender — Arman Tatoyan
— received the French Member of the European Parliament, Francois-Xavier Bellamy.
the meeting, the Human Rights Defender raised the issue of the immediate
release and return of Armenian prisoners of war and civilians illegally
detained and imprisoned in Azerbaijan, noting that the Azerbaijani authorities
are artificially delaying and politicizing the process, thus aiming to cause
mental suffering to the families of the detainees/prisoners.
Defender presented in detail the most serious human rights issues which have
arisen under threats of war, and which among other things are due to the
process of border crossings and related violations that are taking place with
harrowing speed by Azerbaijan against the people of Armenia and Artsakh.
During the meeting, the Human Rights
Defender of Armenia assessed the highly effective cooperation with the Embassy
of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Armenia
Jonathan Lacotte. The parties agreed to deepen their cooperation in matters of
protection of human rights.