Mourning procession in memory of the victims of the tragic events of 1992 in the village of Maraga. Nagorno-Karabakh, Stepanakert, March 9, 2012. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the "Caucasian Knot"

10 April 2014, 23:19

In Nagorno-Karabakh, mourning procession marks 22nd anniversary of tragedy in Maraga village

On Thursday, the village of Nor-Maraga of the Martakert District of Nagorno-Karabakh hosted a mourning procession, a rally and a ceremony of laying flowers in memory of the victims of the tragic events of 1992 in the village of Maraga. The rally voiced calls to punish the persons responsible for the destruction of the village and massacre of its inhabitants.

The village of Nor-Maraga (New Maraga), where the ceremonies were held, was founded in 1995. This is the village populated by residents of old Maraga and of other villages located in the north of the Martakert District, which is currently under the control of Azerbaijan.

The memorial rally voiced an appeal to the international community to demand a fair trial against organizers and perpetrators of the attack on the village of Maraga, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

According to the 1989 population census, the village of Maraga had 4660 residents. According to Maraga residents, who currently live in the village of Nor-Maraga, prior to the events of April 10, 1992, the village suffered from intense artillery bombardments during several months, and some residents left the village by that time.

Author: Alvard Grigoryan; Source: CK correspondent

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