International Archaeologists Should be Involved in Investigation of Mass Graveyard Found in Azerbaijani Northern District: Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament
Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 July Trend / I.Alizade / Ogtay Asadov, the speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament, considers that international archaeologists should be involved in the investigation of mass graveyard, discovered in Guba, the Azerbaijani Northern District.
"Graveyard discovered in Guba District is a genocide act which should be demonstrated to the international community. Unfortunately, so far, only local historians and archaeologists have been engaged in the investigation into this matter," the speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament said at the parliamentary meeting.
Mass graveyard was discovered during the construction of the stadium in Guba District in mid-April 2007. Experts said that disorderly buried bodies and other factors proved for the genocide realized by Armenians in 1918. So far, 190 human remains have been found.
The speaker said that he visited graveyard in Guba together with the visiting Luis Maria De Puig, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 3 July.
"We both were horrified from what we witnessed. I regret that ambassadors, working in Azerbaijan, do not visit this graveyard when they come to Guba District," the speaker said.
Guba District is located 170km north of the capital Baku.
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