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Sumgait massacres


Armenian citizen Gurgen Margaryan, 26 years old, was hacked to death while asleep by Ramil Safarov, a Lieutenant of the Azerbaijani Army. Both were participants of an English language training course within the framework of the NATO-sponsored “Partnership for Peace” program held in Budapest, Hungary.

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Attacks on the Armenians of the Azerbaijani city of Sumgait mark the beginning of the violent Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict which claimed according to different sources about 30,000 lives and left over a million refugees and internally d

Interview with an Eyewitness to the Sumgait Uprising (excerpts from the article)
Across Frontiers, winter-spring 1989, p 22-23

Dissident tells slaughter by Muslims in the maternity unit (excerpts from the article)
by Christopher Walker
London Times 12-March-1988

For more details see the collection of eyewitness accounts compiled by Samuel Shahmuratian and translated and published into English by Zoryan Institute under the name "Sumgait massacres — Eyewitness accounts".


Chronology of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict