February 27, 2024

Hahn Stands with Armenians on 36th Anniversary of Massacre in Sumgait

Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement to mark the 36th anniversary of the pogrom against the Armenian residents of Sumgait, Azerbaijan:

“I stand with the Armenian victims and descendants of the Sumgait pogroms on this 36th anniversary and with the 120,000 Armenians of Artsakh who fled from their homelands after a 280-day blockade ended in a brutal military invasion by Azerbaijan last year.

I call on the Biden Administration to sanction Azerbaijan under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the 150,000 Armenians forcibly displaced from Artsakh since September 2020. As Azerbaijan continues its unprovoked attacks on the Republic of Armenia itself, I urge Congress to revoke the Presidential Waiver of Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act to stop U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan.”

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