Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 19 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
The ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) believes the Jan.20 tragedy should be legally assessed.
"The political evaluation of the Jan.20 tragedy is there, but there should also be a legal assessment," Ali Ahmadov, NAP's executive secretary, said.
The Soviet Army commenced military operations against Azerbaijan early morning Jan. 20, 1990 before declaring a state of emergency. The tragedy claimed the lives of 131 people, including 117 Azerbaijanis, six Russians, three Jews and three Tatars. Some 744 people were severely injured. Four went missing and 400 were arrested. Twenty one people were killed after a state of emergency was declared on Jan. 20. Twenty six people were killed in the Neftchala and Lankaran regions.
According to Ahmadov, the events of January 1990 must be discussed once again in the Azerbaijani parliament.
"The NAP will do everything in its power to intensify discussions and taking appeal to world public opinion and parliaments of the world," he added.
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