This article reviews video footage that sent shockwaves through the world and showed Azerbaijani soldiers violently torturing and killing an Armenian female soldier before it went viral, as well as various reactions by public opinion leaders and various authorities. It explores these reactions further as well.
Anush Apeyan of Anush Apeyan Passed Away.
Anush Apetyan, an Armenian soldier, was tragically killed during clashes in Jermuk between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops on September 13 and 14, when Azerbaijani forces infiltrated Armenian land and invaded it with invasion forces from Azerbaijani forces who invaded. Anush was one of over 10 other soldiers captured and later executed during this attack by Azerbaijan.
Anush was tortured beyond comprehension before his death. A video showing this torturous experience first surfaced on Telegram, before spreading through various platforms including Reddit. This caused outrage and condemnation across multiple communities.
Anush Apetyan was brutally tortured; Azerbaijani soldiers mocked and celebrated her during her suffering. Her legs, one finger and an eye were repeatedly poked as Apetyan lay helpless before them.
Video Production and Dissemination
Reddit users have begun sharing a video showing Anush Apetyan being brutalized as part of her military service in Armenia. The shocking visual footage left viewers reeling and caused much debate and condemnation online.
Reactions and Responses.
Public Outrage and International Condemnation
The video caused outrage both domestically and internationally. Both Dicle Amed Women’s (DAKP) and Armenian Women’s Union spoke out against its atrocities; US Senate Committee responded by ceasing financial and military assistance to Azerbaijan; they stated that US foreign policy cannot support countries who commit acts of terror; this video has also been called part of Azerbaijan’s “genocidal policies” towards Armenian populace.
Armenian Armed Forces Raise Concern The Armenian Armed Forces issued a strong condemnation of Azerbaijani soldier’s behavior depicted in this video and expressed their disbelief and grave concern at how one of their own was treated by Azerbaijani Forces.
Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Midnight Clash Near the Border Anush Apetyan was involved in an incident during a conflict near Armenia-Azerbaijani borders. Azerbaijani troops carried out strikes against military forces and settlements. Both sides accused one another of provocation during two days of fighting; eventually a ceasefire agreement was made and refused by Azerbaijan until further notice.
International Communities Play An Important Role
Intervention by the US Government
The United States played an invaluable role in deescalating tensions through diplomatic engagements such as Secretary John Kerry’s meeting with Armenia’s Prime Minister. French representatives at the UN Security Council encouraged Azerbaijan to respect Armenian territorial integrity and withdraw its troops.
Conclusion of Article
By Anush Apetyan’s torture and murder, have illustrated the dire consequences of armed conflict. This event has caused widespread outrage, leading to calls for global peace and human rights as well as reminding global communities of their responsibility to prevent atrocities and create an equitable planet.