Impunity of Maragha massacre gave way to creation of atmosphere of permissiveness – Armenia’s Deputy FM
Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan has made remarks on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the tragic events of Maragha, Panorama.am was informed from the Press, Information and Public Relations Department of Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“This day marks one of the darkest, yet not widely known pages of the Nagorno-Karabakh war, when 25 years ago Azerbaijan committed gross violation of the International Humanitarian Law.
On April 10 1992, the Azerbaijani “OMON” - Special Purpose Mobility Unit, destroyed and burnt down Maragha village of the self-determined Artsakh Republic, burned alive and tortured to death its peaceful population through inhuman cruelty. A part of the villagers was taken as a hostage - the fate of some of them still remains unknown.
Ending up under Azerbaijani control for several hours, the villagers lived through all the atrocities and barbarism, which fully meet all the criteria of a crime against humanity.
The impunity of Maragha massacre gave way to the creation of an atmosphere of complete permissiveness and the continuation of perpetration of new crimes. The barbarism committed by the Azerbaijani armed forces during last April aggression against Artsakh undeniably prove that,” reads the statement.