By opening the “trophy park” in Baku Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev joined the list of dictators such as Hitler and Saddam Hussein, Armenian MP Edmon Marukyan said in an address to the Parliamentary Assembly of the council of Europe (PACE).
“The Public TV in Azerbaijan broadcasted an hour-long program inaugurating a new museum in Baku to celebrate the victory in the 44-day war in Nagorno Karabakh. In this show of terror, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev was seen proudly walking around in a military uniform showing off the Armenian military equipment and the life-size installation of the mannequins, figures parodying the Armenian soldiers, The centerpiece of the so-called park of the trophies was a long pathway made made from killed and captured Armenian soldiers,” the lawmaker said.
He stressed that all of this happened in a Council of Europe member state, “Azerbaijan is the country that continues to illegally hold more than 200 Armenian prisoners of war,” Marukyan said.
He demonstrated photos, showing Azerbaijani children playing with racist caricatures of Armenian soldiers.
“The opening of such a park clearly confirms that in Azerbaijan there is institutional hatred towards Armenia and Armenians,” the MP said.