Mirza Khazar Passed Away

Baku / 02.02.20 / Turan: The former head of the Azerbaijani service of Radio Liberty Mirza Khazar passed away. This was reported by the journalist Kenan Kazimoglu, who headed the Azerbaijani service of Radio Liberty after Mirza Khazar, citing the family of the deceased.

“The sad news came from Germany. Mirza Khazar - the legendary voice of Radio Azadlig, died on January 31,” Kazimoglu wrote on Facebook.

Mirza Khazar became famous on January 20, 1990, when the whole world learned the truth about the punitive operation of the Soviet army in Baku from Radio Azadlig. Then Radio Azadlig was practically the only source of information for the residents of Azerbaijan, since the local television and radio did not work due to the explosion of the state broadcasting power unit.

Mirza Khazar (Mikail) was born in the Goychay region in 1947.

He graduated from the faculty of law of Azerbaijan State University in 1973. In 1974, he began working as a lawyer in Sumgait. In the same year he left the USSR.

In 1975, he attended a course at Tel Aviv University in Israel. He served in the Israeli army from 1975 to 1976.

From 1976 to 1985 he worked in the Azerbaijani service of Radio Liberty. Then he moved to the United States, where in 1986-1986 he worked at the Voice of America radio station.

Then he returned to Radio Liberty and from 1987 to 2003 he headed the Azerbaijani service of Radio Liberty.

He is the author of translations into the Azerbaijani language of the Bible and the novel Ali and Nino.

Mirza Khazar lived in Munich, Germany.    —06B-


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