Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.12/ Trend E. Mehdiyev /
The process of collecting signatures for a petition posted on the White House's official website is being successfully conducted to recognise the Khojaly genocide. The number of signatures as of 10:15 am on Feb.12 was 90,334 of the required 100,000.
It should be stressed that the petition placed on 'We the People' on the White House's official website, ensures the collection of signatures to commemorate Khojaly genocide victims and the U.S President's statement on the eve of 21st Anniversary of the tragedy.
The announcement to launch a vote for the 'We - the people' campaign to collect electronic signatures began on Jan. 25. Those wishing to participate in the campaign should go via:
While entering the 'Create an account' section, enter the name, surname, email address and other information. The Zip section can be left blank.
A user will receive a letter of confirmation from the official website of the White House after registration is complete. The letter includes a code to create a profile on the webpage. This must be entered in the 'Sign in' section after the e-mail address. This can be done by clicking on the link in the letter.
After the person clicks 'Log in', registration is over. A personal profile will be opened. You can then sign the petition by clicking SİGN THİS PETİTİON.
Each person can only vote once from the computer. If a user attempts to create several profiles and signs several times, the use of an IP-address of the personal computer registered at the White House will be restricted.
On Feb. 25-26 February, 1992, Armenian occupation forces together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops stationed in Khankendi (earlier Stepanakert) fired on the Azerbaijani town of Khojali that had been under siege for months when in one night the town was razed to the ground. Some 613 people were killed including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old men. A total of 1000 civilians were disabled during the genocide. Eight families were killed, 130 children lost one parent and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.
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