Azerbaijani journalists appealed to the European Court
A group of Azeri journalists, displaced from their place of residence in connection with the occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia, appealed to the European Court of Human Rights. As the base of the appeal, the media figures Khalid Asif oglu Kazimli, Khalid Waheed oglu Kazimov, Etibar Seidaga, Seymour Verdizade, Mahabbat Orujov, Aynur Elgyunesh, Seville Hilalgyzy, Samir Kazimli cited the forcible violation of their rights to property, housing, education and other rights by the Armenian side as a result of occupation of areas adjacent to the historic Autonomous Region of Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as the fact that they suffered material and moral damage, the edition "APA" reported.
Azerbaijani journalists wanted to appeal to the European Court in the early last year, but they had postponed this initiative because of doubts about the prospects of the claim. However, recently Azerbaijanis learned that the European Court adopted for execution the corresponding claim of the inhabitants of Lachin, and decided to realize their intention.
"The Armenian army burned down the houses of fathers of each of the signatory persons and their own houses and looted their property. Those who comitted such crime in the 21st century cannot remain unpunished. Even if tomorrow Armenia and Azerbaijan sign a peace treaty and our houses will be rebuilt and given us, nothing may compensate the disruption, which we have suffered", the Azerbaijanis said.
The journalists demand the court to confirm the violation of their rights by Armenian side, as well as to confirm the fact that Armenia is an aggressor. They also demand Armenian side to pay compensation, the "Caucasian Knot" reported.