YEREVAN. – While studying the openings in the crime of 30 years ago, a simple and humane question arises: How could the same people be massacred three times in a city whose cornerstones they have laid with their hands? Ashot Ghoulyan, Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), stated this in his speech today at the joint special session of the interparliamentary committee of the NAs of Armenia and Artsakh, and dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Armenian pogroms in Baku.
"The answer is one: the creative and building Armenian did not kill the humanity within himself, did not abandon his heritage, each time overcoming his pain," Ghoulyan added, in particular. “What happened in Baku in 1990 is a crime against humanity, organized and perpetrated by the authorities of the neighboring state.
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Although the crime of the late 20th century was recorded and condemned by the international community, its organizers and perpetrators have not been brought to any legal accountability.
The Republic of Artsakh has repeatedly voiced this, calling on the international community, human rights organizations and parliamentary structures to give a legal assessment of what has happened, and to prevent the anti-Armenian policy being implemented at the state level in Azerbaijan.
Artsakh will be consistent in bringing to account the organizers and perpetrators of the genocide perpetrated against Armenians in the various settlements in Azerbaijan."