European parliament commemorates Khojali Genocide
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 4 / Trend , J.Babayeva/
The European parliament commemorated the 17th anniversary of the Khojali Genocide on March 3 with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
Event participants attended a photo exhibition dedicated to the Khojali Genocide.
Head of the Azerbaijani Representation to the EU Ambassador Emin Eyyubov, member of the European parliament Gisela Kallenbach and Jamestown Foundation Senior Research Fellow Vladimir Sokor shared their thoughts about the genocide, the Azerbaijani Embassy in Belgium said on March 4.
Armenian troops committed genocide in Khojali on Feb. 26, 1992. The tragedy began early morning.
Within hours, over 600 unarmed Azerbaijani citizens were killed. Among them were 106 women and 83 children. About 1,000 people were disabled by shots; 8 families were fully destroyed. A total of 25 children lost both of their parents and 130 children lost one of them. About 1,275 people were taken prisoner. Around 150 people went missing.
The participants were informed about the international agitation campaign "Justice for Khojali," which was announced by the Islamic Conference Youth Forum head General Coordinator Leyla Aliyeva.
Signatures have been gathered to support the campaign.
Members of the European parliament, EU diplomats, journalists and NGO representatives in Brussels and members of the Azerbaijani diaspora attended the event.
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