The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Plight of Azerbaijani IDPs and refugees highlighted in UK Parliament

Plight of Azerbaijani IDPs and refugees highlighted in UK Parliament


Plight of nearly one million Azerbaijani refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), who are victims of Armenia-Azerbaijan, the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, was highlighted at the last meeting of the UK Parliament before the Christmas.

The European-Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) told APA that the Conservative Member of the UK Parliament, chair of Azerbaijan All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Bob Blackman made speeches in the parliamentary discussions before the Christmas.

“Settlement process of Armenia-Azerbaijan, the Nagorno Karabakh conflict has been running for a long time. This is a forgotten conflict and unfortunately, positions of Armenia, Russia and their allies have not helped the situation. This year, the members of the APPG visited one of the camps for those people. They are suffering despite they are innocent. It’s important human rights and universal values to be restored in that region”.

This statement was made as a result of the APPG’s visit to Azerbaijan in July which was paid under the support of TEAS. The delegation consisting of representatives of different parties was led by Bob Blackman. The representatives also included APPG Vice Chairs Mark Menzies, Baroness Manzoor, Lord Kilclooney and Secretary Roger Godsiff. Recently, 8 members of the APPG participated in the opening of the “Five Roads Back Home” exhibition of the German photographer Philipp Rathmer at the Old Truman Brewery which demonstrated photographs of Azerbaijani IDPs.