Society 19:26 22/02/2013

Armenian youth stops Azerbaijani provocation in Paris

The youth wing of the French office of “Hay Dat” stopped another provocation by Azerbaijani propaganda in Paris. Azerbaijani society "Europe – Azerbaijan had initiated a concert in Saint Rock church dedicated to the events of Agdam that took place in 1992, which the Azerbaijani call “Khojalu events.”

Armenian activists in order to prevent the spread of Azerbaijani disinformation handed out booklets at the entrance of the church exposing the Azerbaijani propaganda.

As the French office of “Hay Dat” reported to the news agency Panorama.am, earlier Armenian Catholic Church of France has sent a letter to the leadership of Saint Rock church in Paris on the inadmissibility of anti-Armenian actions. In a reply to the Armenian side they assured that they will undertake all measures to prevent anti-Armenian rhetoric during the concert.

As a result of the organized campaign a concert of classical music was held in Paris. Those who had attended the concert had booklets in their hands spread by the Armenian side. As the leadership of the church promised there were no anti-Armenian speeches during the concert.

On February 26, 1992, during the war in Karabakh, around 200 to 300 people (according to Human Right Watch, and 600 according to the version propagated by the Azerbaijani version) were killed under unascertained circumstances near the city of Ahgdam. They have been deliberately withheld by the Azerbaijani authorities in the midst of the military actions. Population of the village of Khojalu, which was a firing point shooting at the blockaded Stepanakert (among five others) was kept in the village for months by force and was not evacuated by the authorities of Azerbaijan deliberately, in order to use them as human shields later.

Residents of Khojalu who came out by the humanitarian corridor that the self-defense forces of NKR had left open, they freely passed more than 10 km and reached the Aghdam city controlled by the Azerbaijani troops. Later, not far from the positions of Azerbaijani troops bodies of the villagers were found. The exact death toll remains unknown as the official Baku publishes data contradicting each other. Parliamentary Commission investigating the tragic death of the civilians at Aghdam city was dissolved by the order of Heydar Aliyev, the investigative materials are kept in secret.



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