One of the founders of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Platform, a Baku-backed initiative ostensibly aiming to bring the peoples of the two warring countries together, has denounced the organization as a sham organized by the Azerbaijani government.
"This so-called peace platform has no connection to the Azerbaijani people and society," said Vahan Martirosyan in an online video published on May 27. "From the beginning, it was created and managed by the Azerbaijan government and security services."
Martirosyan was one of the three Armenian founders of the platform, which was set up late last year. The endeavor was particularly notable for the fact that it brought several Armenian activists to Azerbaijan, a country that typically denies a visa to anyone whose name ends in -yan.
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