“Why the people are killed Mom?why this little baby has such kind of serious wound on her face and body?who has treated him such?What are their guilt?I asked a lot of questions and had lots in my child-brain …-“They were innocent people “-replied my mom…
The Khojaly mascare was the killing of hundreds of ethnic Azerbaijanis civilians from the town of Khojaly on 25-26 February 1992 by Armenian and Russian armed forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh war.
Armenian military forces committed genocide acts in the town of Khojaly, Azerbaijan, with the population of 7,000 people .
There were 3,000 people in the town at the time of Armenian military forces’ attack.
Most part of the population had to leave town during four months blockade.
- 613 people were killed,
- 1,000 peaceful people of different age became invalid during Khojaly genocide.
- 106 women,
- 63 children, 70 old men were killed.
- 8 families were completely annihilated,
- 130 children lost one parents, while 25 both of them.
- 1,275 peace residents were taken hostages,
- while the fate of 150 of them is still unknown.
These were committed by Armenian military with special mercilessness and inconceivable barbarism… 2nd battalion of 366th regiment under the command of Major Oganyan Seyran Mushegovich, third battalion under the command of Yevgeniy Nabokhin, staff chief of 1st battalion Chitchyan Valeriy and more than 50 officers and ensigns, serving in regiment took part in the attack. (“From the investigation materials concerning Khojaly occupation”).
A part of town residents, attempted to flee, were killed by Armenians, waiting in the ambushes. According to the Russian remedial centre Memorial, 200 corpses had been brought from Khojali to Agdam for 4 days, tens of humiliation facts have been discovered on them. 181 corpses (130 men and 51 women) were made forensic medical examination in Aghdam. According to the examination 151 persons dead in result of bullet wound, 20 – missile wound, 10 people were killed with blunt instrument. Remedial centre discovered fact of scalping of alive man.
Azerbaijan has endured ethnic cleansing and genocide by Armenian nationalist-chauvinists for 200 years. The people of Azerbaijan were deported from their historical lands and became refugees and internally displaced persons because of Armenian occupation. Azerbaijanis were also forced from their historical lands during the Soviet period. 150,000 Azerbaijanis were deported from Armenia and placed in the Kur-Araz plain from1948-1953. 250,000 Azerbaijanis were forced from their historical territories in 1988 and Armenia became a mono-ethnical state. The Nagorno-Karabakh events, which began in 1988 along with continuous efforts to implement the Armenian desire of building a state from sea to sea, led to the destruction of towns and villages, murder of thousands of innocent people, as well as the exile of hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijanis from their native lands.
The Khojaly genocide – the tragedy of the 20th century – was a result of this aggressive and criminal policy. This tragedy, which took place in the 20th century was one of the most serious crimes not only against the people of Azerbaijan, but humanity as a whole. The Khojaly genocide is comparable to the genocides in Khatin, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Songmi. I want Khojaly,Srebrenica and Rwanda never happen again,never killed innocent people,children,women not killed such barbarismly…
What was Armenians’ purpose in Khojaly? I think it’s not only my question… On one hand that was the liquidation of the strategic hindrance in the form of Azerbaijani residents of the mountainous part of Nagorno-Karabakh. On the other hand that was the razing of Khojaly to the ground. Because Khojaly was an inhabited place, which reflected the history and traditions of Azerbaijan since the ancient times. This distinct culture is classified as Khojaly-Gadabay in the Azerbaijani history. Cromlechs, dolmens, Cyclops, tumuluses of Khojaly, as well as different housing wares are the patterns of material culture that reflect the dynamics of social development. The destruction of all these material culture monuments and Khojaly graveyard – one of the most ancient cemeteries in history – after the Armenian occupation is are obvious examples of Armenian barbarism and aggression against the world culture.
The city was wiped off the face of the earth. Fifty-six people were brutally killed. They had been burned alive and beheaded. Their faces had been skinned. Even the eyes of infants had been gorged out, while the bellies of pregnant women had been sliced upon with bayonets.
Armenians desecrated the corpses. The events that took place during the Khojali tragedy can be called nothing less than unhuman and horrific.
Forbidden bullets of 5.45 caliber and chemical weapons were used in Khojaly during the attack. All these facts prove that Armenia committed genocide against civil people, violating Geneva Convention protocol concerning war rules.
Khojaly refugees write in their address to the UN, the European Union, the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe: It is already more than 20 years as we, persons become refugees, appeal with heavy art and large hope to peaceful nations of the world, international organizations. We ask you not to remain indifferent about disaster, happened with us in result of Armenian aggression. We believe that authoritative international organizations like the UN, EU and OSCE, peaceful states will take measures against aggression and tyranny of Armenia.
The world must know that this crime was directed not only against Azerbaijani nation, but also whole civilized world, mankind. Persons like Seyran Ohanyan, Serj Sarkisyan (Sargsyan), as well as Robert Kocharyan, holding high state posts at present, and others must answer before international court.
The crime should not remain without punishment. Armenian military-political aggression must be condemned by world community. International organizations, parliaments of the world states must give political-legal appraisal of Khojaly genocide – military crime, committed by the Armenian Republic in the Azerbaijan territories!
The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh caused the displacement of over 600,000 ethnic Azeris. Some achieved good living standards. But many live in collective accommodations or in dwellings officially owned by other private persons. The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway territory of Azerbaijan, has continued for more than 20 years. The conflict began in 1987 and escalated to a period of undeclared war between 1992 and 1994. In 1994, the two countries reached a cease-fire agreement but did not agree on a political resolution to the conflict. Both sides constantly break the cease-fire through the use of light weapons.
The military conflict, characterized by violence against civilians and “ethnic cleansing”, resulted in the injury, death, or disappearance of thousands of people. Armenian forces occupied 20 percent of the territory of Azerbaijan. Military actions destroyed whole territories. Ethnic Azeris fled Armenia, ethnic Armenians fled Azerbaijan, and ethnic Azeris fled Karabakh, thus becoming refugees or “internally displaced persons” (IDPs).
There is on going war in Azerbaijan… No, this is not a war, this is a mass killing!… This is not a war, but this is a blood bath, gruesome bloodshed!… The war has laws or rules of its own… Such violence is not used against women, children or invalids!… Men are captured by an enemy in war, but women or girls are not!… Such brutality cannot be applied to prisoners in war!… That is not called a war if someone breaks into your territory to occupy it. It is called a banditry and a plundering… It is cruelty to slaughter all fellow men to defend their motherland by the way of Russian 366 motorized regiment… This is unpardonable crime of Armenian bandits!
No. This is not a war. It is called a massacre, a blood bath!… This is a tragedy of forgotten land!… This is a genocide perpetrated by violent Armenian blood thirstier!…
This is not a war!… It is organized bandits and extermination!… That is called as a genocide of one nation!…
Today is the 20th commemorate of Khojaly tragedy ,but my question is the same as when I was just little,2 years old girl,the concept is the same –Where is the human rights ?!
God rest the soul all the dead in 26 February, 1992!