Shahumian-Getashen Society plans applying to European Court

20.05.2005 18:00

YEREVAN (YERKIR) - The Shahumian-Getashen Society will apply to the
European Court of Human Rights to seek the restoration of the rights
of the families forced out from the Shahumian and Getashen regions
of Azerbaijan, Armenpress reported.

Edik Balayan, the chairman of the Society, said that four cases already
filed against Azerbaijan with the court are in the preliminary stages
and in case they are successful, more cases will be filed, Over 20,000
people -- Armenians, Jews, Russians, Greeks -- were forcefully deported
from the regions in question.