Armenia's Prosecutor General opens a criminal case against Nurlan Ibrahimov

Prosecutor General's Office of Armenia has initiated a criminal case regarding the statement on killing of all Armenians, made by Nurlan Ibrahimov, Head of the Press Service of Azerbaijani football Qarabag.

On October 31, Nurlan Ibrahimov wrote on Facebook: “We must kill all Armenians – children, women, the elderly. We need to kill them without making a distinction. No regrets, no compassion. It is useless to talk with them within the framework of the law. We should kill...”

He has also made remarks justifying the Armenian Genocide, perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks in 1915.

The Prosecutor General's Office has stated that under Art. 1 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Adoptedon 09.12.1948 and ratified by Armenia on 23.06.1993) genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish. Under Art. 3 of the Convention direct and public incitement to commit genocide shall be punishable.

"Under Part 3 of Art. 15 of the Armenian Criminal Code foreign citizens, who committed a crime outside the territory of the Republic of Armenia, are subject to criminal liability under the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia, if they committed  such crimes which are provided in an international treaty of the Republic of Armenia.

With reference to the above mentioned in the Division for Supervision over the Investigation of Especially Important Cases against Military Service of the Armenian Central Military Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Armenia a criminal case was initiated under Point 1 of Part 2 of Art. 226 (Inciting national, racial or religious hatred publicly or via mass media) and Art 3971 (Denying, mitigating, endorsing or justifying genocide or other crimes against peace and security of humanity) of the Armenian Criminal Code," said the Prosecutor General's Office.

With a view to conduct the preliminary investigation, the criminal case has been sent to the General Military Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Armenia.


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