Azerbaijani President gets acquainted with memorial complex on mass grave in Guba region
Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 24 / Trend /
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev yesterday got acquainted with memorial complex on mass grave and construction of administration building in the Guba region.
The mass grave with 514 sqm area was discovered during the construction of a stadium in Guba on April 1, 2007. Upon the discovery, an expedition group was formed and an archeological excavation conducted. Bones of approximately 400 people, including those of over 50 children and 100 women, were uncovered. According to the research, the general numbers of people killed by Armenian detachments in Guba city and 122 villages of Guba district in the spring of 1918 are 3,000 and 16,000, respectively. Out of all killed, there were representatives of Jewish, lezghin, tat and other ethnic nationalities.
As stated, under the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, a memorial complex is being constructed on the mass grave to perpetuate memory of the victims and bring the truth about this massacre to the world communities.
After his visit to the area, the Head of State adopted necessary measures on creation of memorial complex in the area.
The Cabinet of Ministers endorsed Plan of Action for construction of memorial. The construction works are to complete in August-September 2012.