Official: World community should express anger over Azerbaijani children's murder by Armenians
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 29 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
The whole world community should express its anger over Azerbaijani children's murder by the Armenian side, Azerbaijani Parliamentary Deputy Speaker Bahar Muradova told journalists on Friday.
She said the OSCE representatives had made an official statement in connection with an Azerbaijani child's murder in Tovuz as a result of an explosive device embedded in children's toys dropped into the river by the Armenian side.
"I have demanded the OSCE to express an official attention related to such matters. I wrote a letter to OSCE PA Special Representative for South Caucasus Joao Soares with a request not to remain indifferent to such matters," Muradova said.
She said such incidents should cause anger and condemnation of the entire world community.
"These issues should be constantly kept on the agenda. For this purpose, particularly, the Azerbaijani press must take all necessary steps. Inquiries should be consistently submitted to the OSCE official representatives. These requirements must be voiced openly. This is a demand of progressive humanity, demand of each individual who wants to live, every nation that wants to protect the future of its children," Muradova said.
She said perpetrators of this crime must be and will be punished.
"An adequate attitude should be shown to the aggressor. Otherwise, if the aggressor is not punished, it will continue to commit such crimes," Muradova said.
A terrible accident occurred in the Alibayli village of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district, bordering Armenia. An explosive killed a 13-year-old girl, Aygun Shahmaliyeva, and heavily wounded her 32-year-old mother Elnara Shahmaliyeva in the hip.
A toy dog was loaded with an explosive device and dropped by what was believed to be the Armenian side into the Tovuz River flowing through the Alibeyli village.
Elsevar Jafarov and Aygun Shahmaliyeva, who were playing near the river, brought the toy to the home of Hasan Jafarov. When Aygun Shahmaliyeva placed the toy on the table, the device inside detonated.
A similar incident occurred in this region in 1994. Two young children were killed and one wounded when a toy from Armenia exploded.
A 9-year-old resident of the Orta Garvand village in the Agdam region was killed on March 8 as a result of a ceasefire violation by the troops. Fariz Badalov was shot in the head while playing in his yard. He was taken to hospital, but doctors failed to save his life.