Katchkars Desecrated in Nakhichevan

Disturbing eyewitness accounts have been emanating from Northern Iran–regarding desecration of Armenian Khatchkars in the Nakhichevan region of the former Soviet Union.

A group of visitors to the St. Stephen’s Armenian Church in Tabriz bordering the Arax River and Nakhichevan reported witnessing desecration of Armenian graves and Khatchars in the Julfa region of Nakhichevan.

The eyewitnesses–who photographed and documented the vandalism said that the demolished Khatchkars were carried away on a flatbed train–while another group leveled the ground.

The group was told that this operation had been taking place for a week.

The eyewitnesses have decided to publicize this issue on the Groong/Armenian News Network on the internet. They have also dispatched letters to the government of Armenia–as well as the Armenian press.


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