Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / The European Azerbaijanis Congress (EAC) submitted an letter to the chairman of the international association Green Cross International and former secretary general of the Central Committee of the CPSU, Mikhail Gorbachev, Gulshan Kazimova, the first vice president of the Congress, said.
The appeal states European Azerbaijanis approve operations of Green Cross International which provides peace and stability, as well as ecological security. Azerbaijanis, who have suffered wars and conflict, support any form and methods of struggle against all types of violence against human rights. There are differences between former and present activities of Gorbachev.
"The bloody actions by the Soviet Union directed against citizens in Azerbaijan, Georgia, as well as in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia when you took the post of secretary general at the Central Committee of the CPSU caused a sad track in people's memories. Azerbaijan's population remembers 20th January 1990", was in the letter.
Representatives of the Congress ask the question if it is the will of Gorbachev to keep the Soviet Union which conducted totalitarian regime through inhumane methods like in Baku on 20 January 1990.
"Do you believe that history would justify you, the direct offender of the tragedy? Don't you consider that the present operations of Green Cross International contradict some aspects of your former activities?" the letter went on.
"What kind of assistance can you render the Green Cross International to Azerbaijan, over 30,000 people of which have been murdered as a result of 20 years Armenian aggression?"
Vusala Huseynova, the chairman of EAC, tried to submit the letter to Gorbachev during the meeting of the General Assembly of the Green Cross International in New York on 5 and 6 October. However, Gorbachev's security did not allow her to give him the letter.
Gorbachev's protocol chief, Alexander Likotel also did not accept the letter due to its sharp composition. Congress representatives managed to give the Hojali book to the protocol chief.