HIGH ALERT – Looming Genocide: Hate Speech and The Aliyev Regime Stoking Hatred, Violence and Ethnic Cleansing In Violation of ICJ’s Provisional Orders of December 7, 2021

This Report outlines the Aliyev Administration’s violations of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) provisional orders made on December 7, 2021 regarding hate speech against Armenians as a means to further incite fighting, ethnic cleansing, and war. The Report includes examples of actual statements by President Ilham Aliyev and other members of the Azerbaijani government, how children are taught in school to learn to hate Armenians, and the Azerbaijani government’s anti-Armenian propaganda machine that promotes hatred and ethnic cleansing in mass and social media. While it is not possible to capture every single speech made by Ilham Aliyev and various leaders in the Azerbaijani leadership, this report highlights some key statements made by Ilham Aliyev and government officials.

The purpose of this report is to provide factual evidence of the Aliyev regime’s policy of ethnic cleansing and aggressive policy towards Armenia and Armenians. All indicators point in one direction: the looming genocide of Armenians in Nagorno Karabakh. Unless the Aliyev administration’s policies are curbed, Azerbaijan is actively sanctioned, and the Humanitarian Aid Corridor Act1 is applied, the Armenian people in Nagorno Karabakh, which has now become an open prison due to the Lachin Corridor blockade2, are in grave physical danger and the sovereignty of Armenia is in jeopardy.

This report is a warning to the international community, specifically to the European Union and the US. All hate speech spouted by Ilham Aliyev and his administration have two goals in sight: to remove all Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh – by force, by starvation or by killing – and to use war and violence against the Republic of Armenia to further invade and occupy land.

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