Those responsible for 1918 genocide in Baku must pay compensation
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 29 / Trend , A. Huseynbala/
Azerbaijani experts have decided that those responsible for the 1918 genocide in Baku must be held accountable and pay compensation, lawyer Fuad Agayev told Trend .
"Serious investigations must be conducted. New mass burial sites have been found. Foreign experts must also be involved," Agayev said.
On March 31, Azerbaijan marks the Day of the Azerbaijani Genocide.
In March 1918, Stepan Shaumyan's Dashnak-Bolshevik government seized power and launched a genocide against the Azerbaijani people. In March to April, ethnic Azerbaijanis were slaughtered in Baku, Shamakhi and other regions. Turkey offered assistance to Azerbaijan and rescued the people from being killed.
March 31 has commemorated these tragic events since ex-President Heydar Aliyev signed a decree in 1998.
The issue of compensation must be investigated, member of the parliament Aydin Mirzazade told Trend .
"Ninety years have passed. The payers and recipients of the compensation must be determined," he added.
Mirzazade said the genocide was committed by Armenians.
"The fact of the genocide itself is more important than the compensation. The world community must be informed about what transpired," he said.
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