SUMGAIT EVENTS MUST BE RECOGNISED 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
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress