Life in Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan’s Ethnic Cleansing

A month after Azerbaijan attacked and ethnically cleansed Nagorno-Karabakh, we spoke to the daughter of one of the very few people who stayed behind.

Azerbaijani state media recently bragged about AZ establishing local telecom services, but the Armenians who stayed in NK don’t have internet or mobile connections, and they aren’t allowed to speak to their loved ones without being monitored.

And as part of AZ’s “reintegration” facade, AZ authorities confiscated the Armenian passports of those who remained, but haven’t issued Azerbaijani passports to them.

This means the Armenians who stayed in NK are currently stateless.


Civilians in Sotk, Armenia endure Azerbaijani attacks

“How could we leave? This is our homeland. Aliyev wants to commit ethnic cleansing, but Armenia is a nation that fights. It’s a matter of survival.”

Sotk, Armenia was among the areas hardest hit by Azerbaijan in the course of its September attacks. Azerbaijan continues to commit ceasefire violations in Sotk and surrounding areas, but residents we spoke to said that no matter what Azerbaijan does, they’re not going to leave.


Inside the Azerbaijani Government’s Cruel Blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh

The Azerbaijani government has blockaded Nagorno-Karabakh for 68 days under the guise of an “eco-protest”, trapping 120,000 people, causing shortages of food, medicine, and other essentials, and deliberately interrupting gas and electricity supplies in harsh winter conditions.

Arman Tatoyan, Artsakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan, Ombudsman Gegham Stepanyan, advisor to Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan, and citizens of Artsakh explain the suffering Azerbaijan’s cruel blockade is inflicting and Azerbaijan’s ultimate goal of ethnic cleansing the Armenian population of Artsakh.

Artsakh footage courtesy of:
Sabina Grigoryan
Gev Iskanyan
Marut Vanyan
Armine Beglarian
David Ghahramanyan


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