Sumgait Events Must Be Recognized World-Wide


[06:35 pm] 28 February, 2007

The Azeris started the Sumgait events with the assassination of the
Ghambaryans. 62-year-old Alexandre Ghambaryan became the first victim
of the Azeris. Romik Ghambaryan, Alexandre Ghambaryan’s son, says that
the other members of the family could hardly survive from the massacre.

According to the official data over 26 people died in Sumgait, whereas
Mr. Ghambaryan claims that their number surpassed 100 as he can give
the names of about 30 Armenian victims.

Hrayr Ulubabyan, head of the initiative protecting the rights of the
Sumgait Armenians, says that corpses were lying in rows which testify
that the number of murdered Armenians was greater.

The most striking is the fact that neither the international community
nor Armenia has recognised the events of Sumgait as massacre.

"Azerbaijan constantly dwells on the events of Khojalu, whereas Armenia
sits with crossed hands; though we have faced numerous suchlike
massacres, no measures have been taken in this view" complains Mr.

Hrayr Ulubabyan says that "Azerbaijan does its best to show that
Armenia is an aggressor, whereas Armenians go on international tours".

In his words, there is no need that the Sumgait events were
well-planned and organised. "They wanted to silence the Karabakh
issue by the Sumgait murders", he says.

In order to prevent suchlike crimes we must be "wiser and sober,
we must have patriotic and powerful authorities".

To note, there were over 20 000 Armenians living in Sumgait; 4000 of
them immigrated to Armenia and 4000 – to Russia. There is no data on
the rest.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“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