Press Release: On 11 April, more than 50 Azerbaijanis brought the truth of the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and the seven surrounding regions to the door of the Armenian Embassy in Brussels with a peaceful demonstration. The response was so potentially violent that more than 40 riot police were called. They used their riot shields to keep some of the Armenians at bay in their Embassy.
Press Release: Friends and supporters of Azerbaijan, including the German office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), assembled in front of the Federal Chancellery (Bundeskanzleramt) on 6 April to protest about the visit by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.
Press Release: Tony Adams ranks amongst the UK’s most renowned and recognisable footballers. Known as ‘Mr Arsenal’, he appeared for that team over 500 times in 22-year career and gained 66 caps for the English national side. He also captained the national team.
Press Release: As the world’s focus has been taken by the long-running war in Syria, it seems that Armenia has taken advantage of this distraction to renew its ambitions to illegally acquire even more Azerbaijani territory.
Press Release: On 25 March, The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) welcomed the passing of a 40-year jail term on 70-year-old former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The verdict encompassed the Srebrenica Massacre, which saw the murder of over 7000 Bosnian Muslim males.
Press Release: On 16 March, prominent politicians, dignitaries, academics, journalists and athletes gathered at the Marriott Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) and its magazine Visions of Azerbaijan. The organisation raises awareness of Azerbaijan, fostering closer cultural, economic and academic ties with nations across Europe.
Press Release: On 9 March, the multi-award-winning independent documentary Endless Corridor – a US/Lithuanian co-production – was shown at the long-established multi-disciplinary Parisian literary arts hub known as L’Entrepôt. The evening commemorated the victims of the Khojaly Massacre on 26 February 1992. This was the worst single atrocity of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh and claimed the lives of 613 civilian victims in 1992. The death toll included 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly people.
Press Release: The evocative and nightmarish work Khojaly 613 brought down the curtain at a concert by the Paris-based Nomad Symphony Orchestra at the neo-Gothic Uranienborg Church in Oslo on 5 March. Performed as part of the Frankofonifestivalen 2016 festival – aimed at bringing Norway and Francophone nations together through cultural exchange and business connections – the work was performed as part of a concert to commemorate the musical legacy of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-George (1745–99).
Press Release: On 4 March, the multi-award-winning independent documentary Endless Corridor – a US/Lithuanian co-production – was shown amidst the rococo carvings and mirrored walls of the 16th century Palazzo Borghese in Florence. The screening, organised within the Justice for Khojaly campaign, commemorated the victims of the Khojaly Massacre on 26 February 1992. This was the worst single atrocity of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh and claimed the lives of 613 civilian victims in 1992.
Press Release: The Khojaly Commemoration Concert – held this year at St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden – was broadcast on 6 March on London Live television to a potential prime time viewership of 190,000 in Greater London, and on satellite and cable (BARB statistics).