May 7, 2008 - 16:19 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net
- The Armenian community forms a powerful constituent of consortiums in the South Caucasus, with exception of Azerbaijan, Anton Krevenyuk
writes in "Genocide in action: Armenians are banned in Azerbaijan" article posted on the website of the Center for Political Freedom.
"The Armenian community of soviet Azerbaijan abandoned the country. Today, there is a rule in Azerbaijan - not to allow entry of Armenians. A person, whose surname ends in "yan", will never be sold a ticket to Baku. There are tough restrictions on all of Armenian origin in Baku. Websites in .am domain do not open. Use of the Armenian language in any form is inadmissible," the article says.
It continues: "To be honest, I should mention that the things are quite different in Armenia. Here, Azeris are met with cautiousness but they have the possibility of free movement accompanied by security officers. But Azeris do not go to Armenia. The Azerbaijani society eyes a trip to Armenia as a criminal offence."