Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 15 / Trend /
The Azerbaijani Society of Belgium and the Forum of Azerbaijani Students will hold a procession-rally under the slogan "Justice for Khojaly" in Brussels at 16:00 on February 26, the society reported on Friday.
The procession will start from the building of the Armenian Embassy in Brussels and finish in front of the European Commission.
"By holding this action, we demand that the European community recognizes this tragedy as an act of genocide, and gives it a legal assessment," the statement said.
During the procession, Azerbaijanis living in Belgium will hand out T-shirts with images displaying Armenian terrorism. Some 500 booklets about the Khojaly tragedy in English and French will be spread to city population.
The procession is officially authorized by Brussels police department, which will accompany the participants throughout the procession.
The rally will be completed by reading out an appeal to the European Parliament and the EU.
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 1,000 civilians were disabled during the genocide. Eight families were killed, 130 children lost one parent and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.
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