Community Town Hall on Azerbaijan’s acts of war against Artsakh
COMMUNITY TOWN HALL REGARDING AZERBAIJAN’S ACTS OF WAR AGAINST ARTSAKH
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Featuring (Via Skype) Robert Avetisyan, Permanent Representative of NKR to the U.S.
Come and learn about the latest developments and the ways in which we can take action to help prevent further aggression against our brethren in Artsakh.
On April 2nd, Azerbaijani forces launched a wide-scale attack along the full-length of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic border, specifically targeting civilian populations with heavy artillery, mortar and gunfire. The latest attacks, the worst since the 1994 ceasefire established between Nagorno Karabakh, Armenia and Azerbaijan, began with Azerbaijani tanks, military helicopters, drones, and various caliber weapons bombarding the southern, southeastern, and northeastern borders of Artsakh. There were multiple casualties on both sides. Civilians were also targeted. According to reports, 12-year-old Vaghinag Grigoryan was killed in the Marduni region, and 2 other children were wounded, from a Grad BM-21 multiple rocket launcher attack. An elderly couple in the village of Talysh were also found executed and mutilated on April 3rd. Reports of an Azerbaijani cease-fire have proven false and the situation at the Karabakh border remains extremely tense.
Immediate action must be taken by the Obama Administration to stop President Aliyev’s latest attacks, along with concrete steps to ensure a lasting peace in the region which respects the right to self-determination and freedom for the people of Nagorno Karabakh. The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has initiated an online action portal – anca.org/stopaliyev – where supporters of Karabakh peace can contact US government officials to take immediate action to stop President Aliyev’s latest deadly anti-Armenian attacks.
Grassroots action is directed to President Obama, Vice-President Biden, Congressional leaders and the OSCE Minsk Group’s Karabakh negotiators to publicly and unequivocally condemn Azerbaijani aggression and take concrete steps to ensure a lasting peace in the region which respects the right to self-determination and freedom of the people of Nagorno Karabakh. “Unless stopped, President Aliyev will act upon his oft-stated threats to start a full-scale Caucasus war – one that will visit vast death and destruction upon all the peoples of the region, very likely leading to a wider and even more dangerous conflict,” stresses the message to U.S. officials.
The letter campaign is paired with a social media effort urging US leaders to #StopAliyev.
Organized by ANCA-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter