Azerbaijan may appeal to European Court on Khojali Genocide: official
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 20 / Trend , J.Babayeva/
"We may appeal to the European Court after local courts prove the Khojali Genocide," Azerbaijani Representative at the European Human Rights Court Chingiz Asgarov told journalists on Feb. 20.
"Other courts must also prove these crimes against Azerbaijani citizens," he said.
The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office is investigating the Khojali Genocide. The office recently called for an international manhunt to find those responsible for the tragedy.
On the night of February 25, 1992, Armenian separatists seized the Khojali settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Within hours, over 600 unarmed Azerbaijani citizens were killed. Among them were 106 women and 83 children. The massacre continued for days, while the Armenian separatists killed their hostages and cut the heads off of Azerbaijani military personnel. A total of 487 people were left disabled and 1,275 people were taken prisoner. The fate of 150 people remains unknown.
The official said Azerbaijan has not yet appealed to the European Court about the Khojali Genocide.
The European Court has passed 16 resolutions on Azerbaijan.
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