In Commemoration of the Maragha Massacres



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  1. On April 10, 1992, after a three-hour violent bombardment, the subunits of the Azerbaijani army invaded the village of Maragha from the Azerbaijani village of Mir-Bashir (now Tartar). As a result of this aggression hundreds of people were killed—mostly women, children, and elderly. Scores of people were taken hostages and later were exchanged, but the fate of many of them still remains unknown. Two weeks later, on April 22-23, the village was repeatedly attacked and the people who had come back to their burnt homes were forced to abandon the village once and for all.

    The events in the village of Maragha became the precursor to more bloodshed at the hands of the Azeri Armed Forces, who later attacked Getashen, Martounashen, Buzlukh, Erkej and the other Armenian villages in the northern part of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

    “In the history of the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict, fraught with numerous acts of atrocity and vandalism by Azerbaijan, the events in the village of Maragha in the Martakert district of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, are one of the most extreme manifestations of sadism and barbarity ever known to humanity,” said a statement issued Monday by the Foreign Ministry of the Nagorno-Karabakh Reopublic.

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