Armenia: A Report from the Border

Felice D. Gaer and Scott Horton July 18, 1991 Issue To the Editors: When we were in Moscow in late May attending the First Andrei Sakharov Memorial Congress on Human Rights, we heard continuing reports of deportations of thousands of ethnic Armenian villagers from their villages in Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, and received permission from President • Read More »

Aleksander Safarov: Ancient map published in press triggered pogroms of Armenians in Baku published Aleksander Safarov’s article “Black January” about the events he witnessed in Baku on 20 January 1991. In Azerbaijan, the day is called “Black January” and stories about “the Soviet Army’s atrocities over the Azerbaijani civilians” are told and flowers are put to monuments, the author writes. As the author describes, tanks “decorated” Baku • 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 »

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 »

Senator Jaromir Shtetina: «People of Artsakh deserved the right to have an independent state»

In the frameworks of the work conducted over the film “The Ordinary Genocide. “Koltso” Operation” the film-crew holds meetings and talks with those who witnessed the events. Video footage of these meetings will be included in the film to be; so far an interview (see video ) with the member of Senate of the • Read More »

Indifference and silence can cause another genocide

AN OPEN LETTER TO INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC OPINION ON ANTI-ARMENIAN POGROMS IN THE SOVIET UNION An era which we all thought ended, the era of pogroms, has resurfaced. Once again this year, the Armenian community of Azerbaijan has been the victim of atrocious and intolerable premeditated massacres. As scholars, writers, scientists, political leaders and artists we • Read More »

Bloody Tales of Baku

  First the buzzer started ringing, then the furious knocking began. Cowering in his apartment in Baku, Ashot Arutyunov, an Armenian retiree, knew better than to open his door. The previous night, Azerbaijani thugs armed with address lists had begun hunting down Armenians house by house. If only he and his family remained quiet, Arutyunov • Read More »