Holy Mother of God Cathedral in occupied Stepanakert is new target of Azeri vandals

March 04 2024, 10:55

Culture | Politics

Another case of vandalism in occupied Stepanakert has been reported.

Ombudsman of Culture of Hayk Hovik Avanesov sounded the alarm that this time, Azeri vandals targeted the Holy Mother of God Cathedral.

“The consecration ceremony of the Holy Mother of God Cathedral was held on April 7, 2019, by His Holiness Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II.

According to Article 4 of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the event of Armed Conflict, any form of theft, pillage, or misappropriation of, and any acts of vandalism directed against, cultural property is strictly prohibited. The first 1954 Hague Protocol explicitly forbids the destruction of cultural or spiritual values in occupied territories,” he said on Facebook.