Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Azeris Hold White House Rally during Clinton-Kocharyan Meeting

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Azeris Hold White House Rally during Clinton-Kocharyan Meeting

Article excerpt

AZERIS HOLD WHITE HOUSE RALLY DURING CLINTON-KOCHARYAN MEETING

The Azerbaijan Society of America and Azeri Students Association held a protest in front of the White House on June 27, during Armenian President Robert Kocharyan's meeting with Presidents Bill Clinton.

Demonstrators said their goal was to protest Kocharyan and his administration's stance in the long-running Azerbaijani-Armenian dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

As a result of the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave of Azerbaijan, 20 percent of the territory in southwest Azerbaijan, along the borders with Iran and Armenia, is occupied by insurgent forces, and nearly one million Azeris are internally displaced. Holding signs saying "1 Million Refugees are Victims of Greater Armenia" and "Right to Existence to Karabakh Azeris," rally participants called on Armenia to end its occupation of Azerbaijani lands and its policy of ethnic expansionism. Azeri activists also brought public attention to President Kocharyan's past as a separatist military leader of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, particularly his involvement in conducting ethnic cleansing on a grand scale in the occupied territories and possible participation in the massacres of Azerbaijani civilians. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.