BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 7. Armenia pursued a policy of genocide against the Azerbaijani people at all stages of history, Trend reports.
One of the heavy crimes of Armenia was the genocide committed in Aghdaban village of Azerbaijan's Kalbajar district on April 8, 1992 - almost a year before the district’s occupation.
Azerbaijani MP Elshan Musayev commenting on the issue said that as a result of the massacre in the village, 70 Azerbaijani civilians were brutally killed, 800 were subjected to severe torture, and 130 houses were completely destroyed.
"The Armenian armed forces demonstrated their vandalism in Aghdaban. They brutally killed children, the elderly, women, committed crimes, the scale of which is enormous,” Musayev emphasized. “They repeated the same in Kalbajar, Aghdam, Shusha and other regions. And the whole world is already talking about the Khojaly genocide. The world is getting to know the true nature of Armenia better and better."
He noted that the international community, international organizations and courts, despite the fact that many years have passed, still haven’t adequately reacted to these events.
"Only because of the events in Aghdaban a tribunal could have been convened long ago. The events in Aghdaban cannot be forgotten," Musayev stressed.
According to another MP Vugar Isgandarov, Armenia is trying to hide its crimes.
"President Ilham Aliyev has always raised the issue of the fate of nearly 4,000 Azerbaijanis, who went missing during the first Karabakh war, before international organizations,” Isgandarov said.
He also noted that burials found on Azerbaijani lands liberated from Armenian occupation [in the 2020 second Karabakh war] once again confirm that in the early 1990s, massacres were carried out in almost all previously occupied districts, for example, Edilli [Khojavand district] village, Farrukh village [Khojaly district] and other territories of Azerbaijan.
“One of these crimes was committed in 1992 in Kalbajar, when the village of Aghdaban, which consisted of 130 houses, was completely burned down, 800 civilians were subjected to severe tortures, and nearly 70 were brutally killed,” the MP reminded. “The occupation of Kalbajar on April 3, 1993, the crimes of Armenian armed forces against the civilian population were a continuation of this vandalism.”
He added that Azerbaijani president raises issues related to the crimes of Armenia before international organizations, as well as at a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel and French President Emmanuel Macron.