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Azerbaijan vandalized fraternal cemetery of Haterk village, Nagorno-Karabakh: Monument Watch


Azerbaijan vandalized fraternal cemetery of Haterk village, Nagorno-Karabakh: Monument Watch


A video was posted on the Azerbaijani Milli TV YouTube channel, which was filmed in the Azerbaijani-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh village of Haterk’s memorial built in memory of the victims of the Nagorno-Karabakh war and in the surrounding area, informed Monument Watch, which monitors Nagorno-Karabakh's cultural heritage.

 

In the video, it can be seen that the memorial to the victims of the self-defense of the village during the first Nagorno-Karabakh war in the early 1990s and the surrounding cemetery were vandalized.

 

In particular, most of the memorial stones with the portraits of the defenders of Haterk village, as well as some tombstones, are turned upside down.

 

Azerbaijan vandalized fraternal cemetery of Haterk village, Nagorno-Karabakh: Monument Watch

The video was shot by Azerbaijanis carrying out some work near the memorial.

 

The video also shows that working tools and a natural gas cylinder are placed on memorial stones.

 

Haterk village suffered heavily during the first Nagorno-Karabakh war. In 1992, the armed forces of Azerbaijan tried to depopulate and destroy the village. In 1992-1993, the village was occupied twice by the Azerbaijani armed forces. Nineteen civilians of Haterk village, who did not manage to leave during the Azerbaijani invasion, were killed by the Azerbaijani military. Fifty-seven people were killed in the battles for self-defense and liberation of the village. The construction of the memorial built in the fraternity’s headquarters dedicated to the memory of the victims started in 2002 and ended in 2005.


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