Category: Nagorno-Karabakh

Rights groups to Blinken: Don’t abandon Armenian hostages in Azerbaijan

A day after a limited prisoner exchange between Armenia and Azerbaijan took place, a coalition of human rights organizations is urging the United States not to abandon Azerbaijan’s remaining Armenian hostages.  In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Christian Solidarity International (CSI), Genocide Watch, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, the Armenian National Committee of… Read more »

Azerbaijan holds Nagorno Karabakh leaders hostage

One of the oldest churches in the world in Stepanakert

Azerbaijani security forces have seized at least eight current and former senior officials of Nagorno Karabakh, also known as the Republic of Artsakh, following Azerbaijan’s military takeover. Those taken captive include three former presidents. The current president of Artsakh and other office holders are also held hostage while “negotiations” with Azerbaijan continue.  Ruben Vardanyan was… Read more »

UN Security Council Refuses to Prevent Genocide and Protect Victims in Nagorno Karabakh

Airport at Stepanakert full of refugees.

Christian Solidarity International Protests the Biden administration’s “All Words, No Action” Policy Yesterday, the UN Security Council failed again to act to halt Azerbaijan’s aggression against the besieged Armenian Christian community of Nagorno Karabakh, at an emergency meeting held to discuss the crisis.  Meanwhile, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister, Jeyhun Bayramov, was invited to a private reception hosted by U.S…. Read more »

CSI: 120,000 Armenian Christians Trapped as Azerbaijan Attacks Nagorno Karabakh

Airport at Stepanakert full of refugees.

Human rights group urges Biden to initiate air rescue of endangered civilians Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) can confirm, based on firsthand reports from partners on the ground, that thousands of Armenian Christians are now amassed at Nagorno Karabakh’s only airport, in the hope of being rescued by an international humanitarian airlift. Others are hiding… Read more »

Day 2 of the invasion by Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh

Airport at Stepanakert full of refugees.

The latest reports out of Nagorno-Karabakh are reporting that Azerbaijan is bombing residential neighborhoods and not military targets as promised. The village of Yeghtsahogh is completely surrounded by Azerbaijani troops. Civilians, including children, have been killed in the shelling of the region. 7,000 people have been evacuated from their villages and are in need of… Read more »

Genocide Alert: Azerbaijan is attacking Nagorno Karabakh

CSI at the Lachin corridor

Today, the dictatorship of Azerbaijan launched a full-scale military attack on Nagorno Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, where 120,000 Armenian Christians have been under siege for nine months. CSI’s President, Dr. John Eibner, warns, “If Azerbaijan’s allies and commercial partners – the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, European Union, Israel, and Switzerland – do not… Read more »