2 members of Bundestag demand Merkel to impose sanctions against Aliyev
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 5, ARMENPRESS. Deputy Co-chairs of Germany-South Caucasus Parliamentary Friendship Group Till Mansmann (Free Democratic Party) and Albert Weiler (Christian Democratic Union) sent an open letter to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. ARMENPRESS reports they issued a joint press release, calling on Angela Merkel to impose sanctions in Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev, as well as other Azerbaijani officials.
Till Mansmann and Albert Weiler said, ''We cite the flagrant violations of the humanitarian law by Azerbaijan that have led to a humanitarian disaster in Nagorno Karabakh.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in an interview with the German Public TV at the end of October that the goal of the war unleashed by him is displacing the Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh. This is an act of ethnic cleansing, which should be condemned as a war crime.
At the same time, prohibited cluster munitions were used against the civilians of Nagorno Karabakh, the footages of executing and beheading Armenian war prisoners were demonstratively promoted. They promised to the Syrian extremist mercenaries 100 USD for each beheaded Armenian.
Freezing of accounts, ban to entery to the EU, ban on using Euroopean airlines as well as severing the contracts of German and European banks should be applied as sanctions''.