KHOJALY MASSACRE HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

According to the Khojaly refugees’ own words, they had used this corridor and, indeed, the Armenian soldiers positioned behind the corridor had not opened fire on them. We never believed they could occupy Khojaly”” [55]. They thought that if the population left the settlement we ourselves would give Khojaly up. June 21, Report. The report of Memorial stated that the Armenian side claimed that a free corridor was provided for fleeing civilians. Mutalibov stated that after the massacre he called the speaker of the Supreme Soviet of NKAO Artur Mkrtchyan , and the latter assured him that the people of Khojaly were given a corridor to escape, and he only referred to Mkrtchyan’s words, without making any assertions as to whether the corridor actually existed. Fatullayev stated that the article did not directly accuse any of the plaintiffs or any other specific Azerbaijani national of committing any crime.

There are recorded facts that some captives were subjected to severe physical violence and deprived from medical care and proper nutrition. The captives were later exchanged or released, and in Ivleva found in Azerbaijan that woman. He was accompanied by the Russian journalist Yuri Romanov during the first helicopter flight to the scene of the tragedy. For clarity’s sake I cite our report page A report of Human Rights Watch put the number of deaths at at least , although later reports state the number of deaths to be a minimum The Armenian side practically refused to tell Memorial observers how many people so perished. Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper reported that:. On the nights of February , , Armenian forces invaded the Khojaly village.

Those who remained alive dispersed. For clarity’s sake I cite our report page Help us continue to fight human rights abuses.

huan This was ethnic cleansing, pure and simple. I don’t think the Armenians, who are very accurate and who know very well how to behave in such situations, would have allowed the Azerbaijanis to juman evidence from Khojaly, which would expose them in committing fascist acts… I assume that someone had a vested interest in showing these photos in the session of the Supreme Council and placing all the blame on me… However, the general background of arguments is, that a corridor by which the people could leave, was, nevertheless, left by Armenians.

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Seven Years of Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

The other importance of Khojaly is that the city represented one of the major settlements in Karabakh, mostly populated by Azerbaijanis. On the tragic evening of February 25, the Khojal forces pounced on the village with heavy and incessant gunfire that engulfed the entire town on the morning of February Archived from the original on 29 April Skip to main content.

Recognition In Popular Culture. There were still civilians in Khojaly who were unable to leave their homes. Most Shared January 30, Dispatches.

24 years since Khojaly massacre

Archived from the original on 18 February Film is shown in Moscow as Azerbaijanis and Armenians again trade charges over Khojaly attack”. Inthe war spilled into other parts of Azerbaijan as Karabakh Armenian forces, often with the support of the Republic of Armenia, conducted massive offensive military khojal into the Azeri-populated provinces surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh.

Under the shelling, Khojaly residents were forced to leave the town. February, the time when the Khojaly Massacre occurred, could be termed as one of the worst times in the history of Azerbaijan.

From the very beginning of righfs Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the beginning of the 20th century, Armenians have been making plans to occupy Khojaly because of its strategic importance. Nagorno-Karabakh War and Shelling of Stepanakert.

The corpses of people killed during the Armenian attack in the streets of the settlement of Khojaly, Nagorno-Karabakh, February Anatol Lieven wrote in The Times after visiting the site of the massacre: During the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, both Armenians and Azerbaijanis became victims of pogroms and ethnic cleansing, which resulted in numerous casualties and displacement of large groups of people. Life in Stepanakert during the Helsinki Watch visit in April was at a standstill Archived from the original on 8 March Some soldiers from the battalions of the NFA [the National Front of Azerbaijan, a political party], for some reason, had led part of the [refugees] in the direction of the village of Nakhichevanik, which during that period had been under the control of the Armenians’ Askeran battalion.

Helsinki Watch reported that “the militia, still in uniform, and some still carrying their guns, were interspersed with the masses of civilians” and according to eyewitness accounts there was shooting between Armenian and the Azerbaijani forces which were mixed with the civilians.

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Even the members of the Security Council didn’t mwssacre that Armenians could commit this sort of actions that resulted in genocide. The other group of refugees were hit by artillery volleys while they were reaching the Agdam Region.

Some refugees managed to escape to Agdam, some, mainly women and children the exact number is impossible to determinefroze to death while wandering around in mountains, some were captured near the villages of Nakhichevanik and ,assacre.

And that’s what happened. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Symbolic Politics of Ethnic War. However, for the sake of madsacre I will admit that several years ago I met some refugees from Khojaly, temporarily settled in Naftalan, who humqn confessed to me that, on the eve of the large-scale offensive of the Russian and Armenian troops on Khojaly, the town had been encircled [by those troops].

According to testimonies of Khojaly refugees including those published in the pressthe armed people inside the refugee column did exchange gunfire with Armenian outposts, but on each occasion the fire was opened first from the Armenian side. However, not a single copy of such a leaflet has been provided to Khojalg observers in support of this assertion. The Khojaly massacre was, in fact, a planned murder of innocent civilians men, women and children by the heartless Armenian forces.

Others wafch been exploited as slaves by the Armenian families. Archived from the original on 23 July Retrieved from ” https: ZehlendorfBerlinGermany. All the rest were civilians, including eight women and three small children.

Khojaly Massacre

Romanov described in his memoir how he looked out of the window of the helicopter and literally jumped back from an incredibly horrible view.

Shocked, Romanov even forgot about his camera, but after recovering from the shock started filming. I thank you for your attention.