A forced migrant from the Lachin region who lost her vision in captivity addresses Armenian president.
A forced migrant from the Lachin region who lost her vision as a result of the inhuman treatment in captivity, and there lost her mother, Nurlana Nursuz (Humbatova) appealed to the international community and to the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.
According to "Media Forum", Nurlana voiced her appeal on May 18 in Baku, at the Theater of Young Spectators at the event on the 20th anniversary of the occupation of Lachin by Armenian forces:
"I came to the scene with a lot of questions. First question: what is my fault? Before this event, I heard that it will be attended by ambassadors, foreign guests. Each of us is someone’s father, mother, brother and sister. I do not see you, but perhaps you see me. And when you start answering my questions, fulfill my request, please: put your children in my place, look at me and imagine your children, and then answer the questions.
It has been 20 years that I lost the opportunity to see a ray of light. This was done by Armenians. This was done by the current president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan. From this rostrum I call to him: "You have two daughters. Give me one eye of each of your daughter. Do you agree to this? I say this because it was you who deprived me of my vision. Maybe you will agree, because due to someone's blindness you did become a president. Though my lips say this, my heart is silent. I am not you. I don’t need your daughters eyes. Give me my mother back! Can you do it? Give me my eyes! Can you do it? Give me back my happy childhood! Can you? You cannot return any of these things!
And I want to ask a question. We are all people - you and me. And who is to be blamed for what happened, who took away my mother and relatives? Could a human being have done this all?
There are many questions, but I have one wish: I want my Lachin, I do not want to live without Lachin, I want our land, I want my mother, I want my homeland. I agree to live with these eyes, but only in my Lachin”.