A month of awareness on the genocide of Azerbaijani Armenians

Aida Avetisyan
Public Radio of Armenia

The mass killing and deportation of Armenians from Baku started on this day 24 years ago. The massacre organized on the highest state level has neither an explanation nor an excuse. Although known, the organizers have not been punished yet. President of the Assembly of Azerbaijani Armenians Grigory Ayvazyan has declared a month of awareness on the massacre of Azerbaijani Armenians.

According to Grigory Ayvazyan, the Baku massacres are comparable only to the Jewish Holocaust. Armenia has long recognized the genocide of Armenians in Azerbaijan from 1988 to 1992 de jure, evidenced by the statements of high-level officials and corresponding legislative decisions.

After the official recognition of the genocide of Azerbaijani Armenians the Assembly suggests holding a trial and sentencing the guilty to a maximum punishment.

“If we don’t speak about this, it will seem Azerbaijan has “digested” the crime and is now trying to present itself as a victim on the international arena,” Ayvazyan said.

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