Activities on 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide to be held in Estonia
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 27 / Trend E.Tariverdiyeva /
On the initiative and with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, Embassy of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani diaspora in this country will hold on February 27 activities on the 20th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.
Former president of Estonia Arnold Ruutel, member of the European Parliament Indrek Taranda and member of the Estonian parliament Andres Herkel are expected to speak at this activities.
Estonian MPs, representatives of the political elite, the Latvian Parliament, foreign diplomats accredited in Estonia, members of public organizations as well as Azerbaijani MPs Fuad Muradov and Sahib Gafarov will attend the activities.
As part of activities the documentary film "The call of justice" will be shown in Tallinn and photo exhibition dedicated to the tragedy in Khojaly will be held.
The Armenian military forces committed genocide in Khojaly on Feb. 26, 1992. 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 annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1,275 peaceful residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.