February 26, 1992 20-year-old resident of Khojaly, where genocide was committed by Armenians
Zarifa Guliyeva appeal to French President Nicolas Sarkozy did.
Zarifa Guliyeva said in her appeal:
"Dear French President Nicolas Sarkozy!
The person writing this letter to you is from the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan , is Azerbaijani Zarifa Guliyeva from the deserted city of Khojaly. I am 20. So much time has passed since one of the most terrible tragedies of the last century - the genocide against the peaceful Azerbaijani population in the city of Khojaly. Is the name Khojaly familiar to you? On February 26, 1992, 613 people were killed, 1275 people were captured, 150 people went missing, and 487 people were brutally maimed as a result of a terrible crime committed by the invading Armenian armed groups in this ancient settlement of Azerbaijan. The only "guilt" of these people was that they were Azerbaijanis. You say, if this is not GENOCIDE, then what is called GENOCIDE?
If you commit this crime against humanity if you have difficulty choosing descriptive words, I can tell you that Khojaly was fraternized with the Czech city of Lidice, which was practically destroyed by the German fascists during the Second World War. This is an extremely instructive fact: two cities that have faced the horrors of crimes against humanity have become brothers.
I know you are a happy husband and you are a happy father. On October 19, 2011, your beautiful wife, Carla Bruni, gave you a daughter named Julia. I am thisI wish from God that the little girl will grow up healthy and happy. He has every opportunity for this. I ask you to take into account that 106 women and 63 children were among the people killed by the Armenian fascists in Khojaly. Believe my sincerity, I can't find an answer to a question that is bothering me: I wonder if it is terrible to be killed by bloodthirsty executioners, or to live with the understanding that I will never be able to return my father who died in Khojaly and stayed there forever?! I think, as a father, you can imagine what it means for a child to grow up without a father, for him to lose his support in life, one of his parents. Along with my father, they killed my younger brother, grandmother, uncles and aunts in Khojaly. in general, our family lost 22 people in that terrible night.
Our mother raised us. He brought us up and taught us the most important qualities in life. We will never forget Khojaly, because the 4 bullet wounds that my mother received on that terrible night and the shrapnel that she carries around her body are always felt. These shrapnel shorten my mother's life and force me to remember the horrors of Khojaly every day. Each of us - residents of Khojaly, have such shrapnel wounds in their hearts.
Mr. President, I think that It will be interesting for you to know that the Russian TV reporter Yuri Romanov, who was at the scene of the Khojaly tragedy together with the Azerbaijani journalist Chingiz Mustafayev, recalls the moment when the civilians came to the place where the civilians were killed in his book "I Draw the War": "I look through the porthole of the helicopter and what I see from there is unimaginable such a terrible sight, it literally shakes me. Human corpses are strewn on the yellowed grass in the shadow of the mountain slope, where the snowballs and snowdrifts left over from winter have melted. The corpses of women, old men, old women, boys and girls of various ages, from infants to teenagers, are scattered in a large area. Among the corpses, two figures tear a man's heart. One of them is a grandmother and the other is a little girl. A white-haired, bare-headed grandmother is lying on her face next to a little girl in a blue jacket. For some reason, their legs were tied with barbed wire. Grandma's hands are also tied. Both were shot in the head. At the last moment of her life, the girl, who was about 4 years old, extended her hands to her grandmother who had already been killed. I was so shocked by this scene that I did not immediately remember the camera...".
Mr. Sarkozi, I would like to look into your eyes after you read these memories. I am sure that I would see in those eyes the tears and heartache of a brave person who is able to share the pain of others. Therefore, I hope that you will be able to give a decent and fair assessment of the genocide committed against Azerbaijanis in Khojaly.
I would like to believe that you and the leadership Your "Union for the People's Movement" party will initiate the consideration of the law on the recognition of the genocide committed in Khojaly in the French Senate. With this, you will change the opinion about you in Azerbaijan and refute what is said that you are directly dependent on the Armenian diaspora and the Armenian lobby in France. Especially after you took the initiative to adopt a draft law on arresting and fining anyone who does not consider the events that happened in the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as genocide against Armenians, the people of Azerbaijan have this kind of opinion about you.
Presidents come and go, but the names of politicians remain in history thanks to their actions. Your personal initiative to give a fair price by the French Senate to the perpetrators of the genocide against the peaceful Azerbaijani population in Khojaly will be a great opportunity for your name to remain in the history of Azerbaijan-France relations.
What does taking such a step mean for you? I understand how difficult it will be. However, it is my pleasure to inform you that the "Human Rights Watch" international human rights organization called the Khojaly tragedy "the biggest massacre during the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict". According to this organization, Armenian armed groups are directly responsible for the killing of civilians.
Time flies. It is quite possible that after 20 years of my life without the opportunity to see my native land, 20 years after the genocide in Khojaly, this crime against humanity will be recognized all over the world. So now the choice is Yours. "You and only you can decide whether to remain as a politician who helped justice triumph in history, or as a man who only prioritized his own interests, afraid to call a crime a crime."