Azeri Woman Attempts to Cross into Karabakh

Karabakh-Azerbaijan border

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—Azeri police detained a 76-year-old woman who was attempting to cross Karabakh border with a white flag in her hand, the Azeri service of Radio Liberty reports.

Zarifa Safaraliyeva, the mother of 8, took the step because of Azeri authorities’ unacceptable treatment of her five sons, who became disabled in Karabakh war.

The woman complained that her sons were beaten up and ridiculed over their disabilities, with local police taking no effort to protect them.

“I gave 5 of my sons to the war and they came back disabled. My sons also have large families; one of them has 15 kids. They were drafted into war, and I was promised compensation. Now, the authorities wouldn’t hear of it. That’s the reason I want to go over to Armenian side with my family,” the elderly resident of Guzanly village said.


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  1. Alex Postallian said:

    Put a fence around azerbaturk,the little bastard brother of turkey,a big sign reading ZOO.—-and jerky turkey too.

  2. George said:

    Sad story, this is the result when a country’s ruler is an ignorant and corrupt dictator, unless Aliyev and his corrupt family are gone, Azerbaijan’s future will be bleak.

  3. Hagop said:

    How sad.

    You’d think Azerbaijan is now wealthy enough to properly compensate disabled war veterans.