Azerbaijan Karabakh Liberation Organization Protests against Conduct of Holiday Events on Eve of Occupation Day of Shusha
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) protests against the conduct of a holiday event Azerbaijan by the Society of the Azerbaijanis in Nijne-Novgorod city of Russia on 7 May. The statement by the KLO says that conducting a holiday event on the eve of occupation of Shusha city of Azerbaijan is inadmissible. Those who call themselves as sons of Azerbaijan should know that 8 May is Occupation Day of Shusha. On 6 May actions will be held in Azerbaijan and all over the world with regards to the 15th anniversary of occupation of Shusha.
The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus appeared in 1988 due to the territorial claims of Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani lands including Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven Districts of the country surrounding it. Since 1992 to the present time, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a cease-fire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) holds peaceful negotiations.
The Karabakh Organization Committee (KLO) was founded in Baku on 28 January 2000 with the aim of conducting a public struggle for the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh from the Armenian occupants. The organization, headed by Akif Nagi, the candidate in historical sciences, unites over 10,000 people, including outstanding representatives of intelligentsia, refugees and internally displaced people, youth, former fighters, senior ranking officers in reserve, as well as different social segments of the population.