ANCA Calls on Congress to Condemn Azerbaijani Aggression on 30th Anniversary of Baku Pogroms

The ANCA has launched an online action campaign – anca.org/baku – urging Congressional leaders to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Baku pogroms and condemn Azerbaijan’s ongoing anti-Armenian attacks.

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the U.S. Senate and House are being encouraged to condemn ongoing Azerbaijani aggression against Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) as the world commemorates the 30th anniversary of fatal government-incited anti-Armenian attacks in Baku, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

“After the bloody Baku, Sumgait, Maragha and Kirovabad pogroms and then Azerbaijan’s failed all-out war against Artsakh – and amid Baku’s ongoing incitement of anti-Armenian hatred, escalating cross-border attacks and open desecration of Armenian holy sites – there can be no discussion of returning to the past,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “There is no going back, only forward, for the free, secure and prosperous Artsakh Republic.”

The ANCA has launched an online Congressional outreach campaign on its March to Justice advocacy platform.

This year marks 30th anniversary of the Baku pogroms, one of the more violent anti-Armenian massacres orchestrated by Azerbaijan during the early years of Artsakh’s ultimately successful democratic movement for independence.  Over the course of seven days, Azerbaijani mobs killed dozens and forced hundreds of thousands among the centuries-old Armenian population in Azerbaijan to find safe haven in Armenia and countries around the world. Other similarly violent pogroms took place in Sumgait, Kirovabad, and Maragha.

The Sumgait and Baku Pogroms marked the start of three decades of relentless anti-Armenian incitement by the Azerbaijani government, including during Baku’s failed war against Artsakh.

The ANCA’s fact sheet about the Sumgait, Kirovabad, Maragha and Baku pogroms along with a review of common-sense proposals to support Nagorno Karabakh’s freedom and self-determination.  

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The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian-American grassroots organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues. To learn more, visit www.anca.org.

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  1. The successive Resolutions of the UN would serve the best basis regarding the existence of ” Artsakh” and the solution of the conflict thereof.

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