Bloody Tales of Baku

First the buzzer started ringing, then the furious knocking began. Cowering in his apartment in Baku, Ashot Arutyunov, an Armenian retiree, knew better than to open his door. The previous night, Azerbaijani thugs armed with address lists had begun hunting down Armenians house by house. If only he and his family remained quiet, Arutyunov thought, the ominous pounding would stop.

It did, but two hours later the mob returned, and this time the wooden door began to splinter under the heavy blows. Arutyunov's wife Asya rushed to the balcony and screamed for the police. Interior Ministry soldiers arrived just in time...