Karabakh Refugees Apply To Arkady Ghukasyan


Public Radio, Armenia
Nov 28 2006

A group of Karabakh refugees, who are currently residing in Rostov
region of the Russian Federation, submitted a written application
to NKR President Arkady Ghukasyan, as well as the OSCE Minsk Group
Co-Chairs. "Yerkramas" newspaper of Russian-Armenians reports that
the authors of the application were irritated by statements of
some political figures on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict,
according to which it is envisaged to hold a "delayed referendum"
featuring "returned Azerbaijani refugees." The authors of the
application note that nothing is said about the Shahumyan region
occupied by Azeri troops, the return of Armenian refugees to NKR
Martakert and Martuni regions and their participation in the "delayed
referendum." "However, the above-mentioned regions are the indivisible
part of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, the borders of which were formed
in September-December 1991 through the expression of the free will of
the region’s population. In this regard we inform Mr. Co-Chairs of the
OSCE Minsk Group that there can be no referendum and no legal results
of it if the will of the Armenian refugees of Nagorno Karabakh and
adjacent territories is ignored. The authors of the document urge
Arkady Ghukasyan to secure their right to vote in the referendum
scheduled December 10, 2006, to include the Armenian refuges in the
voting lists where it is possible – in Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh or
the current places of residence of the refugees."

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS