Ararat Mirzoyan
Ararat Mirzoyan

Armenian Parliament Condemns 1990 Pogroms in Baku

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YEREVAN (Arka) — The Armenian National Assembly condemns the Armenian pogroms committed in Baku in January 1990, Parliament Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan said on January 15.

He said all the members of the parliament denounce that violence as well as any violence based on discrimination.

”We, as people that had experienced several times in our history such tragedies will never tolerate such violence against any nation,” Mirzoyan said.

On February 26 to 29, 1988, authorities-backed mass pogroms and atrocities against Armenians were committed in Sumgait, a city in Azerbaijan.

According to the official reports, 32 Armenians were killed and hundreds injured in these pogroms. As many as 14,000 Armenians fled their homes in Sumgait.

Anti-Armenian pogroms took place also in other cities of Azerbaijan. In January 1990 they were raging in Baku.

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As a result, more than 360,000 refugees from Azerbaijan’s different cities have come to Armenia over a period between 1988 and 1992. Other 140,000 ethnic Armenians migrated to other countries.

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