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On December 9, 2019, the Tekeyan Cultural Center in Yerevan hosted the conference “Unrecognized genocides of the 20th century”. The participants adopted the Address to the National Assembly of Armenia and handed it over in the prescribed manner. The following is a translation into English by “Miaban”.
Address to the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
Commemorating December 9 as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, we, participants of the conference “Unrecognized genocides of the 20th century”, declare:
- Genocide actions against Armenians in Azerbaijan, gang robberies, mass killings, ethnic cleansing, thefts – began in 1918-1920.
- As a result of the deliberate policy of the Azerbaijani SSR regarding the Armenians in Soviet times, the territory of the republic was de-Armenized. One of the cradles of Armenian people – the Nakhijevan (Nakhichevan) Autonomous Republic under the Kars Agreement of 1921 was transferred to Azerbaijan as a protectorate, but years later it was occupied and declared an integral part of Azerbaijan. As a result of the anti-Armenian policy of forcible displacement, by 1988 Nakhijevan was completely cleared of the Armenian population, that is, the “white genocide” was committed.
- In the period 1988-1992 the ethnic cleansings and massacres were carried out on the whole territory of modern Azerbaijan – in the cities of Sumgayit, Baku, Gandzak (Kirovabad), Maraga and other Armenian-populated areas. This Genocide in essence and cruelty was a continuation of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Turkey in modern history from 1915 to 1923.
- Not only a Genocide was committed against the Armenians in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, but also a patricide (deprivation of their homeland), ethnocide and cultural genocide (destruction of cultural heritage).
This monstrous policy of the Azerbaijani authorities continues to this day. As an example, let us recall the heroization of Safarov and similar murderers in Azerbaijan.
Conference participants, referring to the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Armenia, consider it necessary:
- Given the huge amount of documentary materials, including witness’s testimonies, for fixation of historical justice, the National Assembly should officially recognize the crimes against Armenians in Azerbaijan as the Genocide. The official day of remembrance of the killed should be established on January 20 – one of the days in January 1990 when massacres of Armenians were committed in Baku.
- To include in the agenda of a peaceful settlement of the Artsakh problem (the so-called Nagorno-Karabakh conflict) the obligation of Azerbaijan, as the state that committed the Genocide, to compensate for the Armenian refugees of all time the territorial, material and moral losses in accordance with international law.
Grigory Ayvazyan, chairman of NGO “Assembly of Armenians of Azerbaijan”
Aram Sargsyan, chairman of the Organizing committee “In Defense of the Artsakh Republic”
Elena Khachatryan, coordinator of NGO “Khachmeruk” (“Crossroads”)
Jasmina Ghevondyan, president of NGO “Neruzh” (“Potential”)
Zoya Dzhulakyan, president of NGO “Caravan-88”
Victor Solakhyan, president of NGO “Center for the Development of Civil Society”
December 9, 2019