Sumgait

Sumgait: evidence given by Seda Danielyan’s sister

“On Sunday, at 6.30 p.m., without any bad suspicion, they returned home. Somebody knocked on the door and asked: “Are you Armenians?” My sister’s husband answered: “No, we are Azeris”, and they left. A few minutes later there was a phone call: “Kolya, are you at home?” he said “Yes”. They said: “Do not leave, • Read More »


Sumgait – a case of Azerbaijan’s KGB

Newspaper Golos Armenii published an issue by Marina Grigoryan. Follow the article here. Covering up a crime and criminals also constitutes a crime. One recalls this truth every time one familiarizes himself with the sophisticated tricks of Azerbaijan aimed at covering up their guilt for the monstrous acts of February27-29, 1988 in Sumgait. As new • Read More »


Sumgait: evidence given by witnesses

The brothers were killed right in front of my eyes. This was going on during three hours – from 11 to 2 at night. All those three hours the brothers were getting beaten. Right under our balconyValeriy was trying to escape. They got him, threw him on the ground and killed brutally – with knives • Read More »


European Parliament Resolution on the Situation in Soviet Armenia

  The European Parliament, A. having regard to the recent public demonstrations in Soviet Armenia demanding that the Nagorno-Karabagh region be reunited with the Republic of Armenia, B. having regard historic status of the autonomous region of Nagorno-Karabagh (80% of whose present population is Armenian) as part of Armenia, to the arbitrary inclusion of this • Read More »


«Sumgait»: evidences and evaluations

We certainly knew that the situation was tense there, the information was there. Then a special group was established in the Prosecution office of the USSR. And if needed we were supposed to fly there and take decisive steps to prevent disorders, and most importantly – secure quality investigation of the crimes that had been • Read More »


Sumgait: Evidence given by sufferer Vitaly Danielyan

They entered the house and started to raid the flat. Then they took the parents’ passports and read a few words. One of them read out in good Russian “Danielyan”, stressing “yan”turned the page, it said “Armenian”. And he says: “Ok, this is enough”. Then they started to shout that they had come to drink • Read More »


Sumgait: evidence given by Seda Danielyan’s sister

“On Sunday, at 6.30 p.m., without any bad suspicion, they returned home. Somebody knocked on the door and asked: “Are you Armenians?” My sister’s husband answered: “No, we are Azeris”, and they left. A few minutes later there was a phone call: “Kolya, are you at home?” he said “Yes”. They said: “Do not leave, • Read More »



The case of the crimes committed against the Armenian population in Sumgait, Azerbaijan on February 27 – 29, 1988

Pavel Gevorkyan COURT TRIAL DIARY THE CASE OF THE CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST THE ARMENIAN POPULATION IN SUMGAIT, AZERBAIJAN ON FEBRUARY 27 – 29, 1988 October 18 –November18, 1988, Moscow, Supreme Court of the USSR Foreword to the second Edition “All people need to know the truth about this massacre regardless of their national identity. They • Read More »