Karabakh Committee

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Karabakh Committee (Armenian: Ղարաբաղ կոմիտե) was a group of Armenian intellectuals recognized by many Armenians as the de facto leaders in the late 1980s.[1] The Committee was formed in 1988, with the stated objective of reunification of Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia. The committee was arrested by Soviet authorities on December 11, 1988 on charges of obstructing humanitarian aid from Azerbaijan after the December 7 1988 Armenian earthquake, but were released on May 31, 1989 subsequently forming the Pan-Armenian National Movement.[2] In 1990 The New York Times described the committee as "the most influential nationalist group in Armenia."[3]

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  1. ^ ARMENIAN CAPITAL IS ROUSED BY CALLS FOR NEW FREEDOMS, By BILL KELLER, THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 5, 1988
  2. ^ Adalian, Rouben Paul (2010). Historical dictionary of Armenia. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 158. ISBN 978-0-8108-6096-4. 
  3. ^ Fein, Esther B. (29 May 1990). "EVOLUTION IN EUROPE; Armenia Fighting Levels Off; Toll Is 23". The New York Times. 

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