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Khojaly Massacre: Crime and No Punishment

CANADA

Date: March 2, 2009 7:00 PM
Subject: Khojaly Massacre: Crime and No Punishment
Place: National Library and Archives Canada Auditorium 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Information: The Azerbaijani Community of Ottawa & Embassy of Republic of Azerbaijan
Contact: AzeriCanadians@gmail.com
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Ethnic War in the Caucasus Finds New Depths of Carnage

By Francis X.Clines, New York Times, March 8 1992

As Hadjayev Hakhverdy washes the corpses of gunshot children and mutiliated adults here at the valley mosque, all the despair and defeat of Azerbaijan seems at hand in his ministrations after four years of undeclared war with Armenia over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“I have cleaned 200 since Feb. 26,” said the mosque worker, aghast as he wrapped for burial another decapitated male corpse fresh from the war between Armenians and Azerbaijanis, which appears to be setting new standards for carnage and vendetta. “Some are so broken, but we must bury them.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: International Press, Khojaly No Comments » February 2009


Editorial: Echoes of an oil boom

Azerbaijan: Where Russia, Iran and the West meet
Opinion: Editorials & Letters: Story

Vice President Dick Cheney visited Azerbaijan last October, and the consul general for Azerbaijan’s new consulate in Los Angeles visited Eugene earlier this month. The two events are connected: Both are a result of the oil boom in the Caspian Sea region, which has Azerbaijan at its center.

Azerbaijan is friendly toward the United States, and the United States needs all the friends it can get in that part of the world. As Cheney found, however, Azerbaijan’s friendliness extends only so far.

Cheney hoped to secure a commitment for a pipeline that would transport natural gas from the Caspian region to the West, bypassing Russia. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, wary of alienating neighboring Russia, would make no such commitment. Cheney responded by skipping a reception in his honor. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: International Press No Comments » February 2009


Azerbaijan Seeking Justice For Khojaly Massacre

The Azerbaijani government said it is still trying to bring to justice those responsible for the events of the Khojaly massacre, as the 17th anniversary was marked on February 26.

Khojaly is a small Azerbaijani town in which hundreds of people, including many civilians, were killed by ethnic Armenian forces on February 25-26 during the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1992.

Azerbaijani Deputy Military Prosecutor Ilham Mammadov told RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service that the arrest of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic last summer “gave hope that the international justice mechanisms could also be used in respect to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Remembering the Tragedy of Khojaly

THE AZERBAIJANI PERSPECTIVE: News from the Heart of the Silk Road
February 27, 2009 – Los Angeles, California

On February 26, 1992, Armenian troops backed by Russian forces brutally annihilated the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. Human Rights Watch called Khojaly “the largest massacre” in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. 17 years ago in Khojaly,613 people, including 106 women and 63 children, were tortured to death, with hundreds more missing. Over 1,000 people received permanent health damage, 1,275 people were taken hostage, 8 families were fully destroyed.

International media and observers have documented multiple cases of scalping and other forms of mutilation as an integral part of thorough ethnic cleansing of the occupied Azerbaijani territories by Armenian forces. Armenia’s current President Serj Sarkissian, who at the time was a field commander, admitted to the British journalist Thomas DeWaal that “before Khojali, the Azerbaijanis thought that they were joking with us, they thought that the Armenians were people who could not raise their
hand against the civilian population. We were able to break that [stereotype]. (Thomas De Waal. Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through Peace and War, NYU Press, 2004). Read the rest of this entry »

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Commemorating the 17th Anniversary of the Massacre at Khojaly

SPEECH OF HON. ED WHITFIELD OF KENTUCKY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009

• Mr. WHITFIELD. Madam Speaker, I rise today to solemnly recognize the 17th anniversary of the massacre at Khojaly, and to honor the lives of those lost in this great tragedy.

• On February 26, 1992, the small town of Khojaly, Azerbaijan was violently shaken by invading Armenian troops during the Armenian-Azerbaijan war. Armenian forces surrounded the town and opened fire on the innocent inhabitants. During this bloody incursion, nearly 2,000 civilians–mostly women, children and the elderly–were brutally killed, wounded or taken hostage by the Armenian military forces as they seized the town. This resulted in the largest massacre of modern times in the Caucasus and Caspian Basin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azerbaijani Embassy commemorates Khojaly massacre

The Azerbaijani Embassy in Turkey is holding a commemorative ceremony today to mark the anniversary of the killing of hundreds of Azerbaijani civilians by Armenian forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh war in the early 1990s.
The theme of the commemorative events will be, “Where speech ends.”

“The Khojaly massacre constitutes one of the most tragic chapters in our history. It was an atrocity against unarmed civilians committed at the end of the 20th century and open murder,” a statement from the Azerbaijani Embassy said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Memorial Day:Do not forget Khojaly Genocide!

BELGIUM

Date: 26 Feb. 2009  13:30
Subject: Khojaly (Hodjali) Genocide Memorial Day
Place: Square de Meeuse, Brussels
Information: Yeni BeltürkArmenian Issue Blog
Contact: atkbozdemir@gmail.com
 

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Scenarios circulate over Azerbaijani air force head’s assassination

Hurriyet

Several scenarios circulated Wednesday over who was behind the murder of the commander of the ex-Soviet Azerbaijan air force, Rail Rzayev, in the capital Baku.

Gunned down outside his home, Rzayev, 63, was the highest ranking military official to be killed in the oil-rich republic wedged between Russia and Iran.

According to comments made by Akil Alesker, editor-in-chief of Azerbaijan’s Yenicag newspaper, to hurriyet.com.tr, intense speculation surrounds three possibilities.   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » February 2009


Azerbaijan-Armenia agree on Turkey-led Nagorno-Karabakh plan

Hurriyet

Armenia and Azerbaijan reached a partial agreement on a solution plan for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The agreement came after the Turkish foreign minister’s contacts with officials from both countries, Hurriyet daily reported on Wednesday.

The sides agree on the four points of the draft plan that aimed at resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Hurriyet added.

According to the plan, Armenia will return some of the towns surrounding the Nagorno-Karabakh region to Azerbaijan in a specific timetable and repatriate those Azeris who were forced to leave the regions, the report said. Read the rest of this entry »

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