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More on the Dispute Over Khojaly Airport
Jan 28, 2013
Letters continue to come in to EurasiaNet.org concerning a blog post that appeared in The Bug Pit on January 8. That original item touched on Armenia’s plans to operate an airport at Khojaly, a town in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, and Azerbaijan’s potential response to the resumption of air traffic there. Today, EurasiaNet.org is posting two letters that look at different aspects of the Khojaly airport issue.
Taking Issue with Anonymous Counsel
I am writing with regard to an item, Karabakh Flights: Getting Legal Counsel, published January 22 in Joshua Kucera’s blog, The Bug Pit, which appears on EurasiaNet.org. I found the above-mentioned, unnamed legal counsel’s analysis to be a lame excuse for potentially illegal flights into Azerbaijan's airspace.
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Farid Shafiyev is the ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Canada. He is also Azerbaijan’s permanent representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization. Gabriel Armas-Cardona is a lawyer in New York State and was a legal fellow at the Office of the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia. He regularly comments on the political and human rights situation of Armenia on his blog.