Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 25 / Trend , A. Huseynbala/ The book "Khojali - Violent Work of Violent Age' has been published by Azerbaijani author Karim Karimli on the occasion of the Khojali Genocide 17th anniversary.
"We do not remember the Khojali Genocide in order to revenge it. We do not urge the world community and international organizations to revenge. We want the Khojali massacre to be assessed in an impartial and fair manner! We demand the world not to revenge on those who committed the Khojali Genocide, but justice," the author said.
On the night of Feb. 25, 1992, Armenian separatists seized the Khojali city 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.
Karimli said in his book that the recognition of the genocide is not only important to restore breached rights of Azerbaijani people. The just legal and political assessment of the genocide would prevent such violent actions.
"I wrote this book as the number of witnesses who survived the genocide becomes small each day. I decided that there is a need for a book about stories told by the witnesses," Karimli added.
The author says he wants his book and other sources about the Khojali Genocide to be translated into foreign languages.Do you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at firstname.lastname@example.org