“Khojaly: Propaganda through Tragedy”
MIA Publishers, 2011
By NGO “Against Xenophobia and Violence”
One night of February 26, 1992, armed units from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) started a military operation to take out artillery positions and bring an end to the blockade of Khojaly airport. That same night, 12 kilometres away from Khojaly, in the area near the town of Aghdam, peaceful residents were found dead.
Until today, the Azerbaijani authorities have used their version of the events near Aghdam (so called “the events of Khojaly”) to incite ethnic hatred and racism [towards Armenians]. However, their version of events has been disputed on the basis of factual evidence by, first of all, numerous Azerbaijani sources, as well as by independent observers.
- Khojaly: Propaganda Through Tragedy (in English)
- Ходжалу: Пропаганда посредством трагедии (in Russian)
- Khodjalou: Une Tragédie au Service de la Propagande (in French)
- Khodjalú, Propaganda Azerí (in Spanish)
- Khojalu: propaganda mittels der tragödie (in German)
- Hocalı: Felaket Üzerinden Bir Propaganda (in Turkish)
- Chodžali Tragedija – Propagandos Įrankis (in Lithuanian)
Khojaly: propaganda through tragedy
The situation in the military conflict zone
The humanitarian corridor – why was an evacuation of peaceful civilians not organised?
Where and why did peaceful residents die?
What happened to the bodies and who needed the death of peaceful civilians?