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Azerbaijan: Thoughts on Khodjali

Following on from an earlier post, Sheki, Azerbaijan posts a photograph of a monument dedicated to those killed in the massacre of civilians in Khodjali, an Azeri inhabited town, during the Karabakh war. The blog notes that carnations have now become synonymous with grief and mourning in Azerbaijan and hopes that such violence does not happen again. Indeed, the blogger continues, it can only be hoped that such occurances become a thing of the past in the 21st Century.

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  • To be more objective,or at least to get information from both sides read also this
    justiceforkhojaly.wordpress.com

  • Tigran,

    I can’t really consider the site objective as its purpose is to deny that Khodjali was committed by Armenians.

    It’s just a counter to http://justiceforkhojaly.org/ and we’re talking propaganda here, not objective coverage.

    Meanwhile, while Khodjali wasn’t genocide, it was a terrible massacre and the Armenian president, Serge Sargsyan, Human Rights Watch and independent journalists have said as much.

    Anyway, I found Sheki, Azerbaijan’s posts very moving and designed not to perpetuate ethnic hate but to actually remember the victims. I think we can all learn a lesson from such an approach.

    BTW: Tigran, why do you leave comments on GV rather than on the original post?

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