For over six months the 120,000 residents of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh have been subjected to a brutal blockade by Azerbaijan. The Lachin Corridor which connects Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh has been blocked, thus cutting off the entire region from the outside world. The population has been deprived of basic necessities such as food, medicine, gas, and electricity. The following report will focus specifically on the disruption of electrical utilities and the impact this human rights violation has on the people of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The testimonial evidence cited below is collected by the Center for Truth and Justice. The Center for Truth and Justice (CFTJ) is a 501(c)(3) U.S. nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California. CFTJ has been documenting human rights violations and war crimes against Armenians since the 2020 war in Nagorno-Karabakh. CFTJ set up fact-finding infrastructure in the region and has been collecting first-hand testimonies from victims. The evidence-gathering methodology CFTJ uses can be found here: Methodology. CFTJ preserves evidence and makes it available for educational purposes, advocacy and potential legal actions. The CFTJ team is composed of attorneys and law students in the U.S., Armenia, and Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as human rights advocates and other professionals.