Book on genocide presented in Azerbaijan (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 24 / Trend R. Hafizoglu /
The book, "Victims of the genocide committed by Armenians - Baganis Ayrim," written by Ganira Pashayeva and Akif Ashirli was presented today.
The book tells the story of the genocide committed by the Armenian forces in the village of Baganis Ayrim in the Gazakh region March 23-24, 1990.
One of the authors, MP Ganira Pashayeva, said that the Baganis Ayrim village is where the Armenian troops attacked first.
"With the help of this book, we want to inform the world about the genocide committed in Baganis Ayrim because sometimes it seems that the Armenian armed forces had committed genocide only in Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding areas. But the Armenian armed forces occupied seven villages of the Gazakh region, by committing atrocities and acts of vandalism," Pashayeva said.
Pashayeva said that the photos in the book show the atrocities committed by Armenians.
She said that besides the Armenian army, ordinary citizens also participated in the tragedy committed in the village.
"The book also reflects the witnesses' testimony of the genocide in Baganis Ayrim, people whose families have been subjected to genocide," she said.
The MP said that the book will be translated into foreign languages.
A documentary depicting the events will also be shot.
Main consultant of the book is Azerbaijan's military prosecutor Khanlar Valiyev.