The terrible unprecedented crime perpetrates against the peaceful population of Baku city and the whole Azerbaijan. The Soviet State signed the Helsinki and Viennese agreements, and planned to held in Moscow in 1991 the international conference on Human Rights, declared itself the supporter of democratization, new thinking, and stated about building of the legal state, ignored the laws, violated numerous articles of the Constitution of USSR over the night from 19th to 20th January, implemented the direct aggression against Azerbaijan without sanctions of the Supreme Council of USSR and consent of authorities of the republic.
Under conditions when of the situation in Baku became stabilize as a whole, Baku, Nakhchivan ASSR and other regions of the republic were attacked without advance notice with use of the various weapons (tanks, armored troop-carrier, submachine-guns, air forces and navy); cruel violence against the peaceful population which protested against the declaration of the state of emergency in Baku and entering of troops into the city took place there. There are many hundreds of the killed, thousands of the injured and missing people. There are the old men, children and women among the killed people. It is not the final sum of this bloody provocation.
War criminals losed humanity ran over even the ambulance cars with tanks , and they didn’t stop at killing of the doctors who tried to help the injured people. The military men took all measures to conceal the real number of the killed people, so they dropped the dead bodies from helicopters into the sea, burnt them, took them away from the places of the crime on the military vehicle.
Using the disorder took place in Baku on 13-15 January, the real organizers of which should be identify, the top authorities of USSR carried out bloody actions on the basis of absurd figment about the armed coup d’etat in Azerbaijan, creation of the military groups here and dissementation of the islamic fundanetalizm.
As for the Constitution of USSR, the clause 14 of the article 119 about the declaration of the state of emergency provides the submitting of this issue to Presidium of the Supreme Council of the republic, on territory of which the state of emergency is planed to declare. As it is known, this question was not only submitted to the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the republic, but was solved without permission of the Chairman of Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijani SSR. The Chairman of Presidium of the Supreme Council of USSR unauthorized violated the law, signed the illegal decree, instead of protection the sovereign rights of Azerbaijan, that is the one of the soviet republics, as it is provided by the Constitution of USSR.
The Supreme Council of the Azerbaijani SSR demands to end this crime against our nation, cancel the state of emergency, declared in Baku and other districts of the Azerbaijani SSR (except NKAO), withdraw immediately all punitive troops, and armed forces entered in connection with the state of emergency from the territory of the republic.
Addressing to the public of the country and all world the Surpeme Council of the Azerbaijani SSR calls them to condemn this action of massacre that takes place on Azerbaijani land. The Supreme Council of the Azerbaijani SSR, the Azerbaijani people appeals to you with request to express your attitude to this bloody crime.
The appeal adopted on January 22, 1990 on the extreme session of the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijani SSR
The Appeal of the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijani SSR to the Supreme Council of USSR, to the Supreme Councils of the Soviet republics, to the Soviet nations, to Parliaments of all countries of the world, to the United Nations Organization