Azerbaijani Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) Sabina Aliyeva has received a delegation of experts led by the chairman of the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IPHRC OIC), the Ombudsman’s Office told Report.

Sabina Aliyeva informed the guests in detail about the gross violations of human rights of Azerbaijanis as a result of Armenia’s 30-year policy of aggression, occupation and terrorism against Azerbaijan, as well as crimes against civilians.

Ombudsman Sabina Aliyeva said that as a result of the use of prohibited weapons against residential buildings, social infrastructure, cultural and historical monuments, as well as civilians, during the Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan with numerous territorial claims starting on September 27, 2021, there were destruction and casualties, including many children, women and the elderly. The ombudsman stressed that Azerbaijan exercised its right of self-defense and launched a counterattack operation by its brave army under the leadership of Victorious Supreme Commander-in-Chief and restored the integrity of its ancient lands within 44 days.

The meeting focused on the fact-finding mission, war crimes committed by Armenia in Azerbaijan, the destruction of cultural monuments, and the consequences of environmental terrorism.

The IPHRC OIC Chairman Saeed Mohamed Abdulla Omair Alghfeli thanked Azerbaijani Ombudsman Sabina Aliyeva for the invitation and exchanged views on the goals and objectives of the fact-finding mission.