Landmines pose ongoing threat to civilians and hinder post-conflict recovery efforts -HRW

  04 June 2021    Read: 542
Landmines pose ongoing threat to civilians and hinder post-conflict recovery efforts -HRW

Three civilians reportedly killed by an anti-tank mine near Kalbajar in Azerbaijan, said Associate director, Europe and Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch Giorgi Gogia in his tweet.

"Particularly concerning if mine was newly laid or directly targeting civilians. Landmines pose an ongoing threat to civilians and hinder post-conflict recovery efforts", the tweet reads.

The press service of the Human Rights Watch also posted about the death of two Azerbaijani journalists and one local official after an anti-tank mine exploded in Azerbaijan’s Kalbajar district, near the Azerbaijan-Armenia border.

Note, on June 4, Siraj Abishov, a camera operator for Az TV; Maharram Ibrahimov, a journalist working for Azertag; and Arif Aliyev, a local official from Susuzlug village, were killed when the Kamaz car they were driving ran over an anti-tank mine. The four injured have been transferred to the hospital for treatment. 


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