Secretary Blinken must immediately address the crisis in Artsakh

In a letter dated March 26, 2022, the Center for Truth and Justice (“CFTJ”) and Global Arm detailed the most recent military offensive by Azerbaijan, resulting in forcibly displaced civilians and killed servicemen. Azerbaijan further sabotaged the gas supply to Artsakh, leaving the entire region without heating in freezing temperatures since March 8.

Over 100,000 people have been deprived of gas in record freezing temperatures. All educational institutions have been temporarily closed. Surgeries are being postponed. Children are being hospitalized with pneumonia due to dire conditions.

In his powerful speech, President Biden committed the US to combat tyranny around the world. The USA thus cannot ignore the abuses and violations perpetrated in Artsakh by the consolidated dictatorship of Azerbaijan.

CFTJ and Global Arm urge Secretary Blinken to immediately call on Azerbaijan to cease all offensive military operations in Artsakh and restore gas supplies, to dispatch a high-level representative of the US government to the region to lead the effort to stop Azerbaijani aggression, and to restore full Section 907sanctions on Azerbaijan.

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