ARF Holds An Event Marking Sumgayit Tragedy Anniversary

ARF HOLDS AN EVENT MARKING SUMGAYIT TRAGEDY ANNIVERSARY

Yerkir
26.02.2009 19:38

Yerevan (Yerkir) – The ARF Supreme Body of Armenia has issued a
statement in connection with the 21st anniversary of the Sumgayit
tragedy.

The statement says: "The Azerbaijani authorities organized a massacre
of the local Armenian population in Azerbaijani town of Sumgayit on
February 26-28, 1988. The brutal killings and violence against peaceful
people, seizure of their properties was the reaction to the rightful
demands of Karabakh Armenians. Twenty-one years after those events we
have to state that: a) the 1988 Sumgayit crimes have not been given
an adequate assessment and the perpetrators have not been punishes;
b) the steps that Azerbaijan is taking in the recent years come to
prove that this country will never guarantee the physical safety as
well as protection of the Armenian cultural values."

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