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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:55 AM

Maragha the bloodiest episode of the war in Artsax
Maraga April - 10 - 1992
On April 9 the presentation of the disk "Maragha" produced by the Milky Way Studio took place at Artsakh State University.
April 10 is the 15th anniversary of the tragedy in the village of Maragha, Martakert. In the night of April 10, 1992 the Azerbaijani special operational force and the Fourth Soviet Army stationed in Kirovabad attacked the village, which had a population of 5 thousand by that time. The 200 militants of the village could not stop the tanks and the armored machines, and the Azerbaijanis captured the village. In four hours Maragha was liberated by the joint defense squads. However, the Armenian militants still remember the horrible picture they saw. Dead bodies torn to parts, people burnt alive, old people and children taken hostages… People were not just killed.
"It was perhaps the bloodiest episode of the war in Artsax. What happened in Maragha was the consequence of the policy conducted by Azerbaijan for years on. The seeds of hatred grew at the convenient moment – Sumgait, Maragha… Unfortunately, the policy of inciting hatred continues, which does not allow setting up friendly relations between our countries," said Speaker Ashot Ghulyan during the presentation.
"The massacres of the peaceful population in Maragha had nothing to do with the military actions. These people did not threaten Azerbaijan, the village was not a weapon emplacement. However, the criminals have not assumed responsibility yet," said Vahram Atanesyan, the chair of the Committee of External Relations.
Narine Aghabalyan, director of the Milky Way Studio, said the disc contains documents, stories of witnesses, the participants and the victims, photos, footages of the next day of the tragedy, as well as a film based on the stories of witnesses. After the liberation Baroness Caroline Cox arrived at the village. An interview with her and passages from her book about ethnic cleansing were included in the disk as well.
Narine Aghabalyan told that the only effort to make the events in Maragha known to the world was made by the Organization Against Legal Arbitrariness (director Larissa Alaverdyan). A lot of materials were accumulated, which were to be presented to the UN but the work stopped halfway.
All the materials that the organization had collected were included in the disk. Narine Aghabalyan said the NKR Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided archive materials and legal documents. The disk also includes newspaper stories. The production was sponsored by the American businessman Vardges Anivyan, the owner of the milk factory of Stepanakert.
"According to these materials, on that day 81 people were slaughtered, 67 were taken hostages. Some hostages were later returned or exchanged, but many are still missing. 260 families, 880 people, remained in Artsax after those events. Now the village of Maragha is in the neutral territory. In satellite photos we can see that the village has been razed to the ground," Narine Aghabalyan says.
"In New Maragha 530 people live. We started living in this village because there is nowhere else we can go to. And we have the right to live there until we return to our native village," said the head of the community of Nor Maragha Roma Karapetyan.
Most inhabitants of Maragha live in Russia. "We still have contact with them, but they are reluctant to return," said the head of the community.
"Azerbaijan was able to persuade the UN to send a mission to Artsax to "prove" that Armenians live in the liberated territories. Where are the people of Maragha supposed to live? Where are those 7000 people who lived in Maragha, Margushavan? Isn't the UN supposed to think about them?" Narine Aghabalyan said.
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:56 AM

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:42 PM

GENOCIDE IN MARAGHA WAITS CONDEMNATION

On April 9 the presentation of “Maragha”, a CD by the TV reporter Narine Aghabalian, took place at Arsakh State University. “Maragha” includes footages, documents, photos about the massacre of Armenians in the village of Maragha, Martakert region. The first part includes an interview with Caroline Cox, member of the British House of Lords (2006), the footages of the next day of the Genocide. The second part includes the stories of the people who survived the massacre, IDs, newspaper and internet stories, maps, satellite photos. Most documents were provided by Against Legal Arbitrariness Foundation (Armenia) which prepared on protocol 1503 a package document in 1996-1997 to report to the UN Council for Human Rights, but failed to for whatever reason. The section of photos contains photos of exhumation, the victims, Nor Maragha. “We must remember and remind everyone about Maragha. We owe to the people of Maragha who were killed or now live in different parts of the world,” said Narine Aghabalyan during the presentation. “It is the most tragic part of the history of Artsakh, which made me start a quest for materials to assemble the mosaic of information about the massacre in Maragha. There are different lists in archives, different figures are offered. Those lists were compared, a new list was drawn, and according to it 81 were killed, 67 were taken hostages. Study continues because the witnesses of Maragha are now living in different parts of the world, and it is difficult to restore the real picture of the tragedy of Maragha.” NKR Speaker Ashot Ghulyan highly appreciated the CD and described it as a breaking through the wall of propaganda and a process which must continue to tell the world about the genocide of Armenians in the village of Maragha, Martakert. He said the CD contains evidence to the genocide committed in Maragha, which we can present to the international community, international organizations. “Sumgait continued in Maragha, massacres, a genocide planned and perpetrated by the Azerbaijani government,” Speaker Ashot Ghulian said. “Maragha” was produced by the Tsir Katin Studio (Stepanakert) in 500 copies in Armenian, Russian and English in association with Vardges Anivian. Tsir Katin is also likely to set up a webpage with the materials included in the CD. Thereby the authors of the project want to get in touch with the people displaced from Maragha, who are now living in different parts of the world, and find out details of those events to get the complete picture of the genocide. The process will also enable the people of Maragha to defend their rights and to get compensation later.
* NVARD SOGHOMONIAN


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Posted 21 April 2007 - 03:07 PM

That's sad if another country incites anger and hatred and has such policies ... I don't understand why

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 07:37 PM

none of us do..

we just call it.... turkism

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 03:43 PM

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:30 AM

MARAGHA - NON CICATRIZED WOUND
Nvard Soghomonian

Azat Artsakh Daily
Published on April 22, 2008
NKR Republic

On April 12th, 1992 in Maragha the greatest tragedy of the 20th
century was done, which should keep freshly our historical memory. At
a distance of Martakert people of Maragha founded their new village
and called New Maragha. Below we represent the documentary with
abbreviations. It was April 10th,1992 and the sun was not shining in
the sky. It was raining, and the roads were slippery. The village was
sheltered in basements and was waiting.Everybody - in his own way. What
was going on there - outdoors? Minutes were passing. Danger. Nobody
could count, how long the silence lasted, but they felt, that the
distance between Tartar and Maragha was shortened. Heavy thunder
of tanks broke the silence. Then rough steps of military boots over
dugout - tukhk, tukhk, tukhk. Turkish talk. Seda looked at beautiful
daughter-in-law. It took her breath away.

Shells were blowing up. Seda looked at her daughter-in-law and her
two children and everything was black before her eyes. The turk
entered Maragha. - Throw out arms! The command was reapeted two,
three times... They pulled out goldenware from ears, neck, hands. The
daughter-in-law rolled herself up into a ball and covered her face
with hands. The turk pulled-raised by her hand and the tip of sword
pulled from top to bottom. The daughter-in-law cried. The turk again
pulled out her, but she cried and rushed out. The throng wailed. The
daughter-in-law was getting away, and the throng - after her. Tanks
were trampling the village. Houses were being burnt. The turks were
playing accordion and were dancing. Seda, taken children in her arms,
was running to the nearest vegetable-garden. She saw that not far
away sister of her daughter-in-law Karine was running and crying,
Then she fell.... Seda then saw nothing. The turks struck her head
and snatched two years old Vigen out of her hands. The turks again
struck her head. She felt nothing. She saw nothing. Only black-dark
picture. They struck her hands with axe. She felt breath of her son's
warm body on her breast and she gasped for breath.

U...u...u...u... - she cried. 51 peaceful villagers were killed. 49
persons were taken prisoner. Fate of 26 persons remained unknown. ---
--- --- April 11. In the headquarters was the session of military
council.

The commander of Martakert's defence district Vagif Galstian,
commander assistant Rudik Hyusnunts, the chief of communication
service Vigen Asatrian, the chief of the headquarters Haykaz, Hamlet
Ghoukasian, Nerses Ohanjanian were sitting. The commanders of the
region's detachments were present. Everybody was for to take back
Maragha. One of the views was the following: to wait in the night and
take the offensive at dawn. Basing: the attack will be unexpected,
therefore, the enemy's resistance - weak. The program of resistance
was worked out. Thus, Maragha's detachments of 180 persons participated
in Maragha's winning back, by th head of Zhora Poghosian, "Liberatory
army" commanded by Leonid Azgaldian and Vladimir Balaian, commanders
of Martakert's battalion Armen Navtalian, Armo Baghdasarian, Vardan
Minasian, Arkady Shirinian from Verin Horatagh, Radik Hayrapetian
commander of Nerqin Horatagh's battalion, Ashot Ohanjanian (Dushman)
from Haterk. The region's self-defence powers of 280 prsons, entered
Maragha. Street fightings took place. The turks resisted two hours. At
midnight they left for Maragha in panic. 42 peaceful inhabitants
were killed. A number of killed turks was 24. They took 49 peaceful
inhabitants as hostage. They burnt 153 houses.

The turks negotiated with armenians, they asked for their corpses,
instead of which they suggested to return 4 hostages. The Armenians
agreed. Near Mir Bashir an exchange took place . Thus, on April 11th
the delegation entered Maragha: the vice-speaker of House of Lords
of England, baronesse Caroline Cox, Zory Balaian, Felix Gzoghian,
correspondents, experts.


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Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:32 AM

MARAGHA - NON CICATRIZED WOUND
Nvard Soghomonian

Azat Artsakh Daily
Published on April 22, 2008
NKR Republic

On April 12th, 1992 in Maragha the greatest tragedy of the 20th
century was done, which should keep freshly our historical memory. At
a distance of Martakert people of Maragha founded their new village
and called New Maragha. Below we represent the documentary with
abbreviations. It was April 10th,1992 and the sun was not shining in
the sky. It was raining, and the roads were slippery. The village was
sheltered in basements and was waiting.Everybody - in his own way. What
was going on there - outdoors? Minutes were passing. Danger. Nobody
could count, how long the silence lasted, but they felt, that the
distance between Tartar and Maragha was shortened. Heavy thunder
of tanks broke the silence. Then rough steps of military boots over
dugout - tukhk, tukhk, tukhk. Turkish talk. Seda looked at beautiful
daughter-in-law. It took her breath away.

Shells were blowing up. Seda looked at her daughter-in-law and her
two children and everything was black before her eyes. The turk
entered Maragha. - Throw out arms! The command was reapeted two,
three times... They pulled out goldenware from ears, neck, hands. The
daughter-in-law rolled herself up into a ball and covered her face
with hands. The turk pulled-raised by her hand and the tip of sword
pulled from top to bottom. The daughter-in-law cried. The turk again
pulled out her, but she cried and rushed out. The throng wailed. The
daughter-in-law was getting away, and the throng - after her. Tanks
were trampling the village. Houses were being burnt. The turks were
playing accordion and were dancing. Seda, taken children in her arms,
was running to the nearest vegetable-garden. She saw that not far
away sister of her daughter-in-law Karine was running and crying,
Then she fell.... Seda then saw nothing. The turks struck her head
and snatched two years old Vigen out of her hands. The turks again
struck her head. She felt nothing. She saw nothing. Only black-dark
picture. They struck her hands with axe. She felt breath of her son's
warm body on her breast and she gasped for breath.

U...u...u...u... - she cried. 51 peaceful villagers were killed. 49
persons were taken prisoner. Fate of 26 persons remained unknown. ---
--- --- April 11. In the headquarters was the session of military
council.

The commander of Martakert's defence district Vagif Galstian,
commander assistant Rudik Hyusnunts, the chief of communication
service Vigen Asatrian, the chief of the headquarters Haykaz, Hamlet
Ghoukasian, Nerses Ohanjanian were sitting. The commanders of the
region's detachments were present. Everybody was for to take back
Maragha. One of the views was the following: to wait in the night and
take the offensive at dawn. Basing: the attack will be unexpected,
therefore, the enemy's resistance - weak. The program of resistance
was worked out. Thus, Maragha's detachments of 180 persons participated
in Maragha's winning back, by th head of Zhora Poghosian, "Liberatory
army" commanded by Leonid Azgaldian and Vladimir Balaian, commanders
of Martakert's battalion Armen Navtalian, Armo Baghdasarian, Vardan
Minasian, Arkady Shirinian from Verin Horatagh, Radik Hayrapetian
commander of Nerqin Horatagh's battalion, Ashot Ohanjanian (Dushman)
from Haterk. The region's self-defence powers of 280 prsons, entered
Maragha. Street fightings took place. The turks resisted two hours. At
midnight they left for Maragha in panic. 42 peaceful inhabitants
were killed. A number of killed turks was 24. They took 49 peaceful
inhabitants as hostage. They burnt 153 houses.

The turks negotiated with armenians, they asked for their corpses,
instead of which they suggested to return 4 hostages. The Armenians
agreed. Near Mir Bashir an exchange took place . Thus, on April 11th
the delegation entered Maragha: the vice-speaker of House of Lords
of England, baronesse Caroline Cox, Zory Balaian, Felix Gzoghian,
correspondents, experts.

It would of been lot more creditable article without "1992 in Maragha the greatest tragedy of the 20th
century was done"
Because simply lot worse things happened in 20th century hence it dilutes the article of its content.Sadly when we try too hard we make it trivial without wanting to..

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:22 AM







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6JnZkA3LbA&feature=related


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:24 AM

http://www.maragha.org

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:41 AM

April 10 Marks 19th anniversary of civilians' massacre in Maraga settlement

PanArmenian.net


45 people weremassacred in Maraga(Leninavan) settlement, Mardakert region, on April 10, 1992. 49 people were taken hostage, including 9 children and 18 women. The destiny of 19 people is still unknown. The slaughter continued on April 22-23, when the survived residents of Maraga returned to bury those dead. The data is confirmed by Helsinki Watch international human rights organization.

The Maraga tragedy is viewed as one of the most horrible examples of genocide and is considered among Azerbaijan's bloody crimes in Getashen, Martunashen, Buzluh, Erkej and other settlements in the north of Nagorno Karabakh Republic at the time of aggression in 1991-1992.

Unfortunately, the Maraga tragedy was not appropriately covered by foreign media, while the world community has not given a relevant assessment to it.

The tragedy in Maraga inidcates that residents of Maraga orother Artsakh territories occupied by Azerbaijan cannot once again be under Azerbaijan's yoke.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:13 PM

`THIS IS A MODERN GOLGOTHA, BUT MANY TIMES MORE HORRIBLE...'

http://artsakhtert.c...=3:all&Itemid=4
Monday, 08 April 2013 14:40


That's how Vice-Speaker of the House of Lords of the
British Parliament Baroness Caroline Cox described the tragedy of the
Karabakh village of Maragha, which became a victim of the monstrous
crime by Azerbaijan in April 10, 1992. According to the Baroness, who
visited the village just a day after the atrocities of the Azerbaijani
troops, "the Azeris committed a crime against humanity in Maragha in
1992".
The tragedy in Maraga was a regular link in a long line of genocidal
acts and ethnic cleansing against the Armenian population periodically
committed by Azerbaijan at the state level. A series of bloody crimes
began still in the Soviet period, when the Armenians of Sumgait, Baku,
Kirovabad, Mingechaur, etc. became victims of the mass killings and
deportations. And Maragha is on the conscience of the leadership of
independent Azerbaijan, which proves the immutability of its
decades-long policy of ethnic discrimination and genocide against the
Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
Many experts point to the fact that the armed attack on Maragha was
not caused by a military necessity. The village was located far away
from the center of military activities and didn't present any danger
from the military point of view. Consequently, the genocide against
its civilian population should be viewed primarily as an action of
intimidation of the Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh, which had
claimed its rights to a free life and declared the independent NKR.
The military aggression unleashed against the Nagorno-Karabakh
Republic differed with its unprecedented cruelty, in which Azerbaijan
used weapons of mass destruction against the civilians, such as ball-
and needle bombs prohibited by international law. But, even against
this background the crime in Maragha stands alone, because the human
mind is unable to comprehend and explain such manifestations of
monstrous, truly cannibal cruelty.
Caroline Cox recorded the atrocities of the Azerbaijani army and
special mission units on photo- and video tape, described in her
numerous interviews and in her book "Ethnic Cleansing in Progress: War
in Nagorno-Karabakh". Let's refer again to the testimonies of the
Baroness: "One of the most terrible pictures of the massacre in
Maragha was the decapitated human bodies. I saw Azerbaijanis beheading
people, I saw burnt bodies; apparently, some people were burnt alive.
They were destroying Armenian houses to the ground and burning them,
previously looting them and taking out things, which did not belong to
them". As a result of the brutal massacre, according to different
data, between 80 and 100 people were killed, including 30 women; over
40 people were injured and about 70 people were taken hostages, among
them 9 children. Numerous villagers were killed on the way, in front
of parents, children and relatives, the fate of 29 people remains
unknown so far. Two weeks later, the village was subjected to repeated
attacks and was actually wiped out.
Such is the terrible statistics of that monstrous tragedy. However, no
less terrible is the indifference of the international community, and
first of all, of the competent international organizations, which were
simply duty-bound to give a moral, legal and political assessment of
the criminal actions of Azerbaijan. It is known that still in 1997,
several human rights organizations, basing on the stories of
eyewitnesses and Baroness Cox' team members, prepared an extensive
reference and submitted it to the UN Commission on Human Rights. The
document, comprising chilling facts, irrefutably proved that the
Azerbaijani authorities had committed acts of mass violations of human
rights in Maragha, which was subject to the corresponding
international conventions. Unfortunately, the criminal acts of
Azerbaijan have not received any condemnation or assessment yet,
which, no doubt, encourages it for continuing its hostile
anti-Armenian policy so far.
21 years have passed since that terrible day, but the issue of
bringing Azerbaijan to account has not lost its urgency, because the
crimes similar to those committed in Maragha cannot have a statute of
limitations. The Azerbaijani authorities have not repented and,
judging by their current cynical behavior, are not going to repent.
But have we the right to remain silent? Currently, quite a big folder
of documents and materials on the military crime in Maragha is
created. The serious legal arguments the Armenian party possesses are
good reasons to appeal to the relevant international bodies for
condemning and punishing the executors of the crimes against the
civilians. This must be done for restoring justice for the sake of the
innocent victims of the Maragha tragedy. Also, for the sake of the
future, because only punishment for genocide can prevent a new
genocide.
The crime in Maragha, like the previous atrocities of the Azerbaijani
regime, its continued and openly racist policy against the Armenian
people convincingly prove the inadmissibility of indulging the
Azerbaijani claims to Nagorno-Karabakh, which has no right to it -
neither legal nor political, nor moral. A kind of remind to the
international mediators in the Karabakh conflict settlement process
can be the words of Baroness Cox: "I understand and support the
Armenians of Karabakh that they will never be able to live under the
Azerbaijani power, as the Armenians, who lived in Karabakh under
Azerbaijan's power, have passed through a lot".

Leonid MARTIROSSIAN
Editor-in-Chief of Azat Artsakh newspaper

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:36 AM

MARAGHA POGROM WAS REAL CALCUTTA - EX-OMBUDSMAN

13:23 ~U 10.04.13

A former Ombudsman of Armenia has compared the 1992 Armenian massacres
of Maragha (Nagorno-Karabakh) with a present-day Calcutta, calling
for efforts to raise international awareness of the tragedy.

Speaking at a news conference devoted to the 21st anniversary of
the tragic events, Larisa Alaverdyan said the pogroms came as a big
surprise to the Armenians as many were hopeful to finally see peace
after the country's joining the United Nations and OSCE (1991).

"But all our expectations simply vanished. When the call from
[Nagorno-Karabakh's capital] Stepanakert came in 1991, we couldn't
believe it. That was an organized slaughter against the civilian
population. The village had a population of 5,000 at the time, and
all were instructed to flee. Those who didn't manage to were helpless
people who hid in shelters," she said, adding that 50 residents of
the village were brutally killed, with another 59 being taken hostage
during the tragedy.

Alaverdyan blamed the Azerbaijani authorities for the massacre which
lasted three month.

"The existing opinion in Armenia is that the country would be
quite all right now had the Karabakh issue been settled. That's a
misunderstanding. They will pursue the same policies, no matter where
you come from," she continued.

The former ombudsman said the authorities must take proper measures to
the have existing documentary evidence (materials, films) disseminated
and translated into different languages, especially Turkish.

"I call upon the authorities to take up real work. Yesterday we had a
meeting with Slovakia's deputy prime minister. I gave him films on the
Sumgait and Maraga [pogroms], but that isn't even a slight piece,"
she said, stressing the importance of continuous efforts towards
raising publicity of the tragic crime.

Armenian News - Tert.am

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:08 AM

MARAGA: OIL INTERESTS, ARMENOPHOBIA AND THE SILENCE OF THE WORLD

Documentary "Maragha, April 10, 1992," presented on October 2 on
Armenian Public Television highlighted a number of factors which
were previously shadowed, but were extremely important as they were
proving that "contemporary Golgotha", as Baroness Caroline Cox named
the tragedy of Maragha, was not just one of the most tragic pages
of Karabakh war. The desire of the Azerbaijani side to obtain that
village indispensably was explained by several reasons, foremost of
which were the oil interests and the aggressive Armenophobia of the
Azerbaijani authorities.

According to the former residents of Maragha, just a few kilometers
far from the village was an oil tower and an oil pipeline also
passed there.

[]

Peaceful Armenian population of Maragha village was sacrificed for
the global fuel and energy interests just because the village was
on the territory where the valuable hydrocarbon raw materials were
produced - the so-called "white oil". Perhaps it was because of these
global interests of not only Azerbaijan but also the major powers,
that Maragha was never released, although the Armenian side was ready
to do it in just a few days before the signing of the Bishkek protocol
on ceasefire in the conflict zone in May 1994.

A second major factor that played a fatal role in the fate of the
inhabitants of Maragha became the aggressive Armenophobia, as a basis
of the state ideology of the Azerbaijani state, since its formation in
1918 up to date. The Azerbaijani OMON (Special Purpose Police Unit)
troops, that entered the village only due to the bribed officers, a
former Soviet army tank crews, besides capturing Maragha had another
goal too: to commit a massacre (video) over the Armenians by the most
cruel, inhumane and barbaric methods. It is not by chance that the
witnesses state that among the rows of the Azerbaijani units were
special people, armed with yataghan - the main weapon of the Turkish
butchers that realized the Armenian Genocide in the early 20th century.

Their task was not simply killing, but cutting and chopping off the
heads, dismembering, and inflicting stab wounds in the shape of a
cross both on the corpses and the people who were alive.

According to the testimony of the villagers, Maragha had faced
a particularly massive attack on February 26, 1992 as well,
however the attack was repulsed by the forces of the self-defense
units.[]

The nature of the actions of the Azerbaijani forces leaves no doubt
that the massacre that happened on April 10 was planned specifically
for the February 26 - the day when, under Aghdam in Azerbaijan
was committed another more cynical crime, this time - against their
compatriots who fled Khojalu through the Humanitarian corridor opened
by the Armenians. Shooting up the retreating residents of Khojalu
in favor of pleasing the domestic political objectives and trying
to deal with the peaceful civilians of Maragha under the cover of
"Khojalu", the political forces of Azerbaijan pursued one strategic
goal: to discredit the centuries-old image and reputation of the
Armenians, as carriers of the world civilization and to spread the
Armenophobia worldwide.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:09 AM

Events in Maraga are distinguished by their unprecedented brutality
even in comparison with the other acts of genocide against the
Armenians in Artsakh and Azerbaijan. Elderly, women and children
were mercilessly tortured and killed just for their belonging to the
Armenian nation. Those who had survived were taken hostage, many with
their families, with young children. The evidences of witnesses about
the massacre of peaceful civilians of Maragha strike the mind and go
beyond the normal human logic.

[]

Maraga has become another crime of Azerbaijan against humanity,
which however remains, unknown, unconvicted and unpunished. All
the attempts of Baroness Caroline Cox and the "Christian Solidarity
Worldwide Organization" to draw the attention of the international
community to the genocide in Maragha, met with the cynical cohesion of
carriers of oil interests.[]

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:09 AM

The video placed on the Internet site Youtube depicts the wild orgy in
Maragha on April 10, 1992, and shows the true face of the Azerbaijani
army, which celebrates the "victory" over the helpless old men,
women and children.[]

The crime committed against the peaceful civilians of Maragha 22 years
ago, as well as the continuation of the genocidal policy against the
Armenian people by Azerbaijan at present, deprives this country of any
right to participate in the negotiation process on the Karabakh issue
and determine the final political status of the Armenians of Artsakh.

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 09:13 AM

Today is the 24th anniversary of the Maragha massacre

13:17, 10 Apr 2016
Siranush Ghazanchyan

Today is the 24th anniversary of the Maragha massacre.

Twenty-four years ago, on 10 April, the village of Maragha located in
the Martakert region of Nagorno Karabakh was attacked by the
Azerbaijani forces. This was one of the most tragic episodes of
Azerbaijan’s military aggression against the Nagorno-Karabakh
Republic.

On April 10, 1992, after intensive artillery shelling the Azerbaijani
armed units invaded the peaceful village and committed a ruthless
reprisal over defenseless people.

The Maragha Massacre was the mass murder of ethnic Armenian civilians.
Up to now the Azerbaijani government has not received deserved
punishment by the international community.

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