Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 22 / Trend /
Executive Power heads of the Azerbaijani
Khojali and Czech Lidice towns will sign a protocol of twin towns, the Azerbaijani-Czech society reported.
The document will be signed in Lidice is planned to Feb. 26 on the 18th anniversary of the Khojali tragedy with the support of the Azerbaijani embassy in the Czech Republic and the Azerbaijani-Czech society.
The event will be attended by Czech Culture Minister
Václav Riedlbauch, members of the Czech Parliament and Senate and the diplomatic corps, which will be held at the Lidice Museum. It is planned to present a photo exhibition, prepared by the Heydar Aliyev foundation, as well as speech of the Czech expert Helena Masnikovo on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and documentary film about the Khojali tragedy.
Official decision on the assignment of Khojaly as a street name in
Lidice and signing of the twinning protocols was given to the society chairman, Elshan Nazarov.
Ходжалинская трагедия произошла 26 февраля 1992 года во время активных оккупационных боевых действий армянских вооруженных сил в нагорно-карабахском регионе Азербайджана. В результате, согласно официальным данным Азербайджана, 613 человек были убиты (из них 106 женщин и 83 ребенка), более 1275 - взяты в плен, 150 - пропали без вести, 487 были покалечены и стали инвалидами.
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.
Czech Lidice in World War II was virtually wiped out by the German fascists.
Because of the similarity of the two tragedies the memory activities of the Khojaly massacre victims were carried out in the Memorial Complex of Lidice in February 2007 for three months.
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