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Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL10748, tabled on 26 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 19 November (HL10161), what steps they have taken to prevent the Azerbaijani Armed Forces (1) abusing, and (2) killing, prisoners captured during the ceasefire evacuation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Answered on

8 December 2020

The UK Government is deeply concerned by the allegations from both sides that war crimes have been committed. Where it is possible to verify footage and reports, we will raise our concerns with the relevant Governments. It is for those governments to ensure that their armed forces do not commit war crimes and to investigate any such allegations. The Minister for the European Neighbourhood the Americas emphasised these points during her recent calls with the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan.