Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Armenian media misused the photographic images of the Azerbaijani victims of the Karabakh war and 20 January and presented them to be the “Armenian victims”

Armenian site Tert.am published article about  “Armenian victims  of Baku riots 1990” and presented as factual evidences photos of Azerbaijani victims murdered by Armenian    military men and gangs, as well as photos of  victims of Balcan war and victims of ethnic clashes between Greek and Turkish population (1955).

As part of their effort to represent 
Armenian nation as victims in the eyes of the international community, Armenian propaganda have always distorted history by stealing others’ tragedy.  This has become very frequent especially beginning after 1990s thanks to the free file-sharing created by Internet and modern information technology, which allowed to easily access others’ non-copyright video and photo files.One clear example of this falsification is an article of  Armenian site Tert.am, which was published under the title "Today, 21st anniversary of the Genocide of Armenians in Baku" (Please see photos below)


The article states that 300 Armenians were killed in Baku in1990.  This is false information. The truth is the fact that the total number of January riots victims in Baku is 90 (Black garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through peace and war, Thomas de Waal, 2003, p90).
The false information of the article was “proved” by the photos, but the validity check showed that none of these photos presents “Armenian victims of Baku riots 1990”.

Photo n1:
Tert.am presents the photos of sisters Aysel and Gyulmira Mehdiyeva brutally murdered by Armenian military persons and gangs in February 1992.  The Author asserts that those two children are …“Armenian victims of Baku riots 1990”. The other Armenian site asbarez.com has published the same photos to affirm that these two girls are “Armenian victims of Sumgait riots”.
However, the validity check showed that the photo has a connection neither with Sumgait nor Baku:
The original forensic photography of two sisters is on the site of the State Commission of Azerbaijan on Prisoners of War and Missing Persons
http://www.human.gov.az/image.php?img=MzUx;   http://www.human.gov.az/image.php?img=MzUy  
Obviously, M. Grigoryan used photos from this site for her forgery.

The real story behind original photos:

Mehdiyeva Aysel Murad kizi was born in 1988, Mehdiyeva Gyulmira Murad kizi was born in 1989 in Khojaly.
Both children were shot to death near the village of Nakhichevanik where Azerbaijani civilians tried to flee after the capture of Khojaly by Armenian bandits (February 26, 1992). To that time, Aysel was 4 years old. Her sister Gyulmira was just 3.

Here is how a mother of two girls - Nana Aliyeva recalls that horrible night:
"- Murad (Nana's husband, and Aysel and Gyulmira’s father), returned from his military observation post, pulled us out of the basement. I did not even go to the house. Children and I ran barefoot in the woods. My father-in-law’s Shafa took Aysel, and I carried a five-month son Arzu. Our group consisted of more than one hundred fifty people. Valleys, hills were full of dead bodies. Early in the morning of 26 February we crossed the motorway in vicinity of Nakhichevanik. Only few people from our group survived. The armored vehicle came and blocked the way. Murad shouted, "Lie down!" I pressed Arzu to my chest and covered the child with my body by making sure that bullet will heat me, not him.
Armed Armenians came down from armored vehicle and began firing at us. I pressed Arzu to my chest and crawled to Murad: if one should die – one should die together. Murad was killed. At last moment he tried to reach out to me. He wanted to say something. But he could not. Shafa and Aysel were killed too. Only I, my sister Rose, my five-month son Arzu, country woman Shahnaz survived from the group of one hundred and fifty people. Armenians took us as captives to Askeran. Two days later we were released. Although a friend of Murad - Elman, took my daughter Gyulmira to his arms to save her, Armenians killed them both.... "

That night, vandals killed Aysel and Gyulmira, their father named Murad, their grandfather Shafa Mehdiyev. Aysel was found later along with her grandfather Shafa, both dead - grandfather was holding his granddaughter. The body of another sister Gyulmira was found in Ketiks forest, near to Nakhichevanik by the Azerbaijani journalist Chingiz Mustafayev. The whole country saw the footage of Chingiz holding bodies of two young girls.

One of them was Gyulmira Murad kizi (Murad's daughter) Mehdiyeva. It is still not known who was the other girl... no one was able to identify her, since the Armenian fascists beheaded the child, gouged out her eyes and killed her parents and other relatives. Khojaly survivors named her “Nishane of Khojaly” (Sign of Khojaly).
Gyulmira Mehdiyeva is buried in the Alley of Martyrs in Baku, near the tomb of Nishane of Khojaly. All these years, Gyulmira`s mother - Nana brings fresh carnations to the graves of little girls buried next to each other.

Photo n2: 
Armenian media claims that this photo presents   "victims of the Baku pogroms in 1990". In fact, this photo has no relation either to Armenians, or Baku.
The original photo was taken in Istanbul, September 1955. It depicted the events of September 1955 in Istanbul, when the foreign intelligence services provoked clashes between Greek and Turkish population.
The same photo has been used by Armenian Hajk Demoyan as a factual evidence of “Armenian victims of Istanbul riots” as well

Photo n3:
Armenian media presents the victims of the Balkan war   as "victims of Baku pogroms in 1990".
The original photo was made in the former Yugoslav republic in  early 1990s. The photo shows massacred farmers in stained dirty galoshes, in a rural environment, which certainly does not belong to the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku.


Photo n4:
Hanged by Armenian military  in Karabakh, Azerbaijani soldier is presented as "Armenian victim of Baku riots.”  The fact that the victim is in military uniform proves that the photo has no relation to Armenian civilian residents of Baku.


Photo n5:

Armenian web site asbarez.com  issued the material "in memory of the Black January and" genocide "of Armenians in Baku". Asbarez  presented the photo of  young Russian girl Vera Bessantina as "an Armenian, who was murdered at home during the genocide" in Baku. In fact, Vera Bessantina  and other victims on this photo died on January 20, 1990 when Soviet Army  invaded Baku and was indiscriminately shooting at everyone  on the streets, at windows , on balconies, causing death of innocent children, women, and elderly in their own homes.

Armenian media removed the photo as soon as falsification was uncovered.
Yet the same photographic images  of the Azerbaijani victims of the Karabakh war were presented as "Armenian victims" by other Armenian media source, Asbarez.com, but this time they were presented as "victims of the Sumgait massacre 1988" ( see http://armdeza.blogspot.com/2012/01/well-known-in-usa-armenian-web-site.html)

The above-discussed photos are obvious examples of how Armenian propaganda machine 
creates allegations and forgeries  to present Azerbaijanis to the world community as blood-thirsty and barbaric people and form the idea that for this reason, it is impossible for Armenians  to co-exist with Azerbaijanis  and therefore Karabakh´s secession is necessary.

Rizvan Huseynov (Translated by Samira Samadova)

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