Azerbaijan, Khachmaz, 3 July/ Trend I.Alizade, A.Gafarov / Luis Maria de Puig, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), considers that human remains, found at the mass grave in the territory of the Azerbaijani Northern District of Guba, are the results of terrible genocide. "I cannot say who committed this genocide. However, it is a terrible genocide and I saw how people had been killed savagely," the PACE President told journalists after visiting mass graveyard in Guba, on 3 July.
PACE President Luis Maria de Puig arrived in Azerbaijan on 30 June with a 3-day visit. Puig met with Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Ogtay Asadov, members of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, members of political parties represented in the Parliament and human rights activists, President Ilham Aliyev and the Prime Minister Artur Rasizade.
Puig, the PACE President, visited the Northern region of Azerbaijan together with Asadov, the speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament. Puig familiarized with the state of national minorities residing in the Northern region of Azerbaijan.
Mass graveyard was discovered during the construction of the stadium in Guba in 2007. Researchers said that human remains, buried in the grave, belonged to Azerbaijanis, who exposed to the genocide committed by Armenians in 1918. So far, a total of 190 human remains were discovered.
The PACE President said that, he was horrified from what he witnessed. Puig noted that he would inform the PACE special commission about human remains discovered in Guba: "I will advise the commission that they should visit this area."
The Azerbaijani speaker said that it was important for each Azerbaijani to visit this graveyard.
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