On April 10th, 1992, civilians of the Maragha village in Karabakh were killed by Azerbaijani troops. This Political Science & International Affairs program will commemorate the anniversary by hosting a talk about the events by former National Assembly deputy Larisa Alaverdyan, followed by a 45-minute film and discussion.
The Maragha massacre never reached the world’s headlines, although the estimates of the actual number of people deceased ranged from 50 to 100. The village of Maraga was located in the Martakert region of Nagorno Karabakh Republic, just across the border from the Azerbaijani town of Terter (oil-rich Mir-Bashir region) and was one of the region’s largest villages. The mass murder of Karabakh civilians in the village was committed by Azerbaijani troops who had captured the village on April 10, 1992, in the course of the Nagorno-Karabakh War. The villagers, including women, children and elderly, were killed indiscriminately, and their houses were pillaged and burned. The village was destroyed and was subsequently occupied by the Azerbaijani forces.
Guest speaker Larisa Alaverdyan is former Armenian ombudsmen, and former deputy of the National Assembly (NA). She was born in 1943 in Baku. After graduating from the Azerbaijan State Pedagogical Institute, she worked in Baku Children’s Home No.2, and thereafter in a school. In 1968 she moved to Yerevan and worked in various scientific research institutions. From 1998-2004 she was a member of the Council on Missing Persons, Hostages and Prisoners of War adjunct to the Ministry of Defense. From 2000-2003 she was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Human Rights adjunct to RA President. She was the founder of the Artsakh Union of Co-Patriots in 1988 and serves as the executive secretary. Since 2012, Ms. Alaverdyan has been the Director of Institute of Politics and Law of the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University. Ms. Alaverdyan is an author of many articles in the fields of human rights and international humanitarian law. She is also one of the authors of the documentary film (in English) on Maragha Massacre, which will be screened after her speech.
This event is in English. No interpretation will be provided.
This event is open to public.
Organizer: MA PSIA
Phone: +374 60 69 40 40; +374 10 32 40 40;
Venue: Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall