European Ombudsman Institute responds to call of Armenian human rights defender about Kessab Armenians
YEREVAN, April 9. /ARKA/. The European Ombudsman Institute (EOI) that unites hundreds of ombudsmen and human rights advocates has responded to Armenian ombudsman Karen Andreassyan’s address on the situation of Armenians from Syrian Kessab.
It has been the first European organizations to officially respond to the situation in Kessab, the press office of Armenian ombudsman says.
The efforts should be continued to protect human rights and promote peaceful resolution of the crisis in the country under the current dramatic circumstances, says EOI’s statement.
EOI strongly recommends and urges all concerned parties to establish a direct dialogue for peaceful settlement based on the international law and human rights principles, the document says.
According to earlier reports, Syrian rebels associated with Al-Qaeda’s al-Nusra Front, Sham al-Islam and Ansar a-Sham crossed the Turkish border in late March and attacked Armenian civilian population of Kessab. Some 700 families had to flee to neighboring Latakia. –0--