President of the European Association of Significant Cemeteries Lidija Plibersek visited the Genocide Memorial Complex in Guba, ONA reports.
Plibersek paying a visit to Azerbaijan in order to participate in the the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue to be held jointly by UNESCO, the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the World Tourism Organization, the Council of Europe and ISESCO, was informed about the genocide committed by the Armenians against the Azerbaijanis.
She was informed that the Guba genocide graves were discovered on April 1 in 2007. After that, employees of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences carried out extensive research in the mass grave.
It was noted that as a result of the investigation carried out here, the graveyard was related to the genocide committed by the Armenians in 1918 against the local civilian population. More than 400 people from various age groups have been found in the grave. Along with the Azerbaijanis, representatives of Lezgi, Jewish, Tat, and other ethnic groups living in Guba were also brutally murdered.
The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex was launched to establish By the Decree of President Ilham Aliyev dated December 30, 2009. The complex, created with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, was opened on September 18, 2013.