Despite ongoing peace talks, the two nations have continued to exchange periodic fire and to engage in minor clashes at their border.
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The announcement comes amid widespread fears of an invasion of Armenia by Azerbaijan and Turkey and less than a month after the Azeri military launched a short but intense strike that seized control of the majority ethnic Armenian territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Other key Armenian leaders who have been arrested by the Azeri military include Ruben Vardanyan, Bako Sahakyan, and Arkadi Ghukasyan, all former presidents of Artsakh.
Since the Azeri takeover, widespread fears of genocide and religious and cultural persecution have led nearly all of the Nagorno-Karabakh population to leave the region.
U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting Thursday afternoon to address the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
During the attack close to 100 Armenians were killed, including civilians, and several hundred were wounded, according to a statement from former Artsakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan to Reuters.
The attacks appeared to escalate on Tuesday with the Azeri military unleashing artillery and mortar strikes on both military and civilian positions.
Ocampo also warned that states should act as soon as there are early warning signs of a genocide and that the United States is already late in acting.
Commentators say international intervention is needed immediately to allow food and necessities to get to the Armenians trapped in Nagorno-Karabakh.
On the occasion of the inauguration of an Armenian parish center in Hungary, Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian discusses the situation of his people, who have recently faced new Azerbaijani wide-scale attacks.