Memory of Khojaly victims honored in Bosnia and Herzegovina (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26
An event was organized in Bosnia and Herzegovina to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, Chairman of the Bosnia and Herzegovina-Azerbaijan Friendship Society Nihad Kestendzic tweeted on Feb. 26.
"More then two decades ago, Azerbaijan and Bosnia witnessed a brutal aggression and genocide. In both cases perpetrators have been awarded and victims are still waiting for justice. We share your burden of sorrow, we understand," he said in his tweet.
The event participants visited a memorial to victims of Khojaly and Srebrenica genocides in the Friendship Park.
The event was attended by members of the Bosnia and Herzegovina-Azerbaijan Friendship Society, and Azerbaijanis living in the country.
On Feb. 25-26, 1992, the Armenian armed forces, together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops, stationed in Khankendi, committed an act of genocide against the population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly. As many as 613 people, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people were killed in the massacre. Eight families were totally exterminated, 130 children lost one parent and 25 children lost both. Some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people still remains unknown.