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20/04/2021 | 17:50:27 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear colleagues, Have you ever been called dogs? Well, my fellow Armenians and I have. It was a couple of months ago when the president of Azerbaijan, Mr Aliyev, said that they chased Armenians like dogs. Have you ever been called mentally ill? My fellow Armenians and I have. It was around a week ago when the President of Azerbaijan, Mr Aliyev, publicly said that Armenian society is sick mentally and that it needs doctors. Have you ever seen religious monuments of your... 25/01/2021 | 18:09:19 Thank you Mr Chair. My Azerbaijani colleague Mr Samad SEYIDOV spoke about the necessity of confidence-building between Armenia and Azerbaijan after the recent war. Let's talk about confidence-building. Last month an official postal stamp was issued in Azerbaijan, dedicated to the year 2020, on which a man in a protective suit is depicted, similar to the one that health workers dealing with Covid wear. This man is cleansing or disinfecting the part on the map where Nagorno Karabakh is. He is... 25/01/2021 | 13:13:36 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, during the time of the global pandemic, on September 27, 2020, supported by Turkey, Azerbaijan launched large-scale military actions against the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh. This offensive was accompanied by deliberate targeting and indiscriminate shelling of civilian settlements and infrastructures, churches, and objects of cultural heritage with a wide range of weapons including band weaponry such as cluster bombs and weapons containing white... 10/04/2019 | 16:19:25 The current xenophobic environment in the world makes it imperative to define mechanisms to combat this phenomenon. It should be noted that all forms of xenophobia are inter-related and mutually supporting forms of oppression. In this regard, I will draw your attention to the existence of hate speech in regions that have conflict zones. The growing manifestations of hate speech, xenophobia and war-mongering by political leaders in regions that have conflict zones have a substantially negative... 21/01/2019 | 19:14:29 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I believe everybody here is strongly convinced that the will of the people is the keystone of democracy. The people may exercise this right directly or via free and fair elections. For more than 20 years, people in Armenia tried to build a democratic society via elections which were, however, systematically rigged, allowing the will of the people to be disrespected and ignored. In April 2018, everything changed. Armenia made headlines around...