The European Court of Human Rights to Consider Case of Destroyed Armenian Khachkars

The Caucasian knot is reporting that the EU Court of Human Rights is to consider the destruction of the Armenian khachkars in Nakhijevan:

The European Court for Human Rights has accepted to consideration the claim against Azerbaijan demanding to find the state guilty of destroying Armenian khachkars in Staraya Dzhuga (Nakhichevan). The claim against the government of Azerbaijan was filed by the organization named “The Board West-Armenian Armenians”.

According to Samvel Karapetyan, coordinator of the Yerevan-based office of the “Organization for Studying Armenian Architecture”, a mass destruction of Armenian khachkars (stone crosses) was registered in 1998 in the Armenian cemetery in Staraya Dzhuga. Many khachkars were buried under earth, the remaining were destroyed and thrown into the Araks River.

Link to the full report here.

Published in: on December 13, 2008 at 9:52 am  Leave a Comment