January 19, 2010 - 17:01 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net
- "Ordinary Genocide: Baku, January 1990" documentary was screened in Yerevan on Tuesday.
Ordinary Genocide film series was launched by the public relations and information department at the RA presidential administration with a purpose to provide true information on 1988-92 developments which resulted in the genocide and ethnic cleansing of Armenians in Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
Featuring the true story of the Armenian genocide in Azerbaijan, this film doesn't aim to instill hatred for Azeris, said Marina Grigoryan, the film author.
At the end of the current week, the documentary will be screened by Armenian Public Television.
In January 1990, Azerbaijani authorities instigated the Armenian pogroms in Baku
. Some 400 Armenians were killed and 200 thousand were exiled in the period of January 13-19, 1990. The exact number of those killed was never determined, as no investigation was carried out into the crimes.
On January 13, a crowd numbering 50 thousand people divided into groups and started "cleaning" the city of Armenians. On January 17, the European Parliament called on EU Council of Foreign Ministers and European Council to protect Armenians and render assistance to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. On January 18, a group of U.S. Senators sent a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev to express concerns over the violence against the Armenian population in Azerbaijan and called for unification of Nagorno Karabakh with Armenia.