Georgia to commemorate Khojaly genocide victims
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 20 / Trend , M.Aliyev /
The Justice for Khojaly campaign's presentation in connection with the 18th anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy will be held in Georgian cities of Dmanisi and Marneuli Feb.23, Azerbaijani Embassy in Georgia said.
Tbilisi will also host the campaign's presentation of collection of signatures and official website www.justiceforkhojaly.ge in the Cultural Centre Varlig. Azerbaijani businessmen will hold meetings in support of the campaign.
The event will end with symphony concert in memory of the Khojaly genocide's victims. Azerbaijan orchestra will perform Azerbaijani and Georgian composers' compositions.
Armenian troops committed genocide in Khojali on Feb. 26, 1992. The tragedy began early morning. Within hours, over 613 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 and around 150 people went missing. Eight families were completely killed.