DEMOLITION OF ARMENIAN CEMETERY IN NAKHIJEVAN IS MEDIEVAL BARBARISM

PanARMENIAN.Net
04.06.2008 13:57 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Demolition of the Armenian cemetery and khachkars in
Old Djugha (Nakhijevan) is medieval barbarism and crime against world
culture. Armenia has provided UNESCO with all essential information
on the issue, RA Foreign Minister said.

"Despite Armenia and Karabakh's efforts, Azerbaijan constantly hampers
UNESCO mission called to clarify the situation with the historical
and cultural monuments," Edward Nalbandian told reporters today.

The Armenian cemetery in Old Djugha was razed to the ground by Azeri
soldiers in December 2005.

Some 3500 khachkars were demolished and the cemetery was transformed
into a firing ground.