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White Paper of the Torture & Mistreatment of Armenian POWs

The Center for Truth and Justice (CFTJ) published a White Paper entitled “Initiating an Investigation: White Paper on Azerbaijan’s Torture and Mistreatment of Armenian Prisoners of War (POWs) During and After the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War.” The White Paper documents Azerbaijan’s mistreatment and torture of Armenian POWs through first-hand testimonial interviews conducted by CFTJ. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization […]

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED – CFTJ Trial Alert

Submit a trial alert to the Clooney Foundation for Justice, to bring to their attention of the Armenian POWs’ trial in Azerbaijan that poses a significant risk of human rights violations. Step 1: Submit at: https://cfj.org/trialalert/ Step 2: For the section “DEFENDANT OR DESCRIPTION OF DEFENDANT” copy the following: Vicken Euljekjian, a dual Lebanese-Armenian citizen of […]

Azerbaijan’s Continuous Denial of Humanitarian Assessment & Aid

Amidst a worldwide pandemic, Azerbaijan initiated a 44 day aggressive ethnic cleansing campaign against the Armenians of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) beginning on September 27, 2020. Since then, Azerbaijan has continuously blocked continued efforts by swaths of humanitarian organizations, including the UN, from gaining access to Artsakh to assist in rebuilding the devastating consequences of indiscriminate shelling that destroyed civilian neighborhoods without regard for schools, a maternity hospital, homes, […]

“Paradise Lost” by Valery Melinkov

Behind each photograph lies a story. Some convey happiness, some calmness, and some tell the story of sorrow. In some instances, photography can be used to raise awareness for unheard abuses of justice, while telling a story that goes beyond the headlines. This is shown in the work of the three nominees for the World Press […]

HRW Reports on the Unlawful Detention of Armenian Civilians

Despite the language contained in paragraph eight of the November 10, 2020 Trilateral Statement, signed by the President of Azerbaijan, Prime Minister of Armenia, and President of Russia, Armenian prisoners of war (POWs) are still held captive in Azerbaijan. With the circulation of gruesome videos on social media of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the […]

Women of 1915 Now Streaming on Amazon Video

As of March 6, 2021, in observance of International Women’s Day, “Women of 1915″ by Bared Maronian is now streaming on Amazon Video. The documentary follows the journey of women survivors of the Armenian Genocide and the women who came to their rescue. “We decided to stream the premiere of ‘Women of 1915‘ on Amazon Video to […]

Response to Berlinale’s Statement Regarding “Black Bach Artsakh”

The Center for Truth and Justice commends the Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale, for screening Black Bach Arstakh despite on-line backlash by Azerbaijanis. The movie is based on interviews with Armenian residents of Nagorno-Karabagh, known as Artsakh by its centuries-long Armenian inhabitants, that reflect on the war, identity and belonging. On March 2, 2021, Berlinale released the following statement, “[w]e […]