Third phase of 'Note friend for justice' action of Justice for Khojaly global campaign ends
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 29 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
The third phase of the action "Note friend for justice" of Justice for Khojaly global campaign, launched on Facebook pages upon the initiative of the General Coordinator for Intercultural Dialogue of ICYF-DC Leyla Aliyeva, said the Baku office of the OIC Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation.
Within four days, more than 5,000 Internet users visited the page of Justice for Khojaly campaign on Facebook, of whom about 460 people, noting their friends in a social network within Justice for Khojaly campaign, provided financial support Save Darfur campaign.
Military actions in Darfur province in the west of Sudan have been continuing since February 2003. Sudanese government troops and their supporters resist against the numerous groups who seek to overthrow the regime of President Omar al-Bashir. The UN estimates that as a result of the conflict, more than 300,000 people have been killed in Darfur. Sudanese authorities claim that the conflict has killed about 10,000 people.
Using the web resource, the campaign aims to disseminate truthful information about the Khojaly genocide in the world, particularly amongst 500 million users of Facebook social network.
The next stage of the campaign "Note friend for justice, suspend the global warming" will commence on Nov. 1 (the campaign page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-for-Khojaly-Campaign/101823787520#!/pages/Justice-for-Khojaly-Campaign/101823787520?v=wall)
Over the past two years, events have been carried out in more than 50 countries worldwide within the Justice for Khojaly campaign. The same title song, performed by the famous American rapper Tony Blackman and Azerbaijani Deyirman group, has been presented in the leading countries of the world.
This year at the initiative of the OIC Youth Forum, coordinating the activities of the campaign, the documents were adopted at meetings of the OIC Parliamentary Union in Kampala (Uganda) and OIC Foreign Ministries in Dushanbe (Tajikistan), in which Khojaly massacre is regarded as a "crime against humanity". Currently, the campaign carries out an international campaign to collect signatures for a petition calling on the international community to make a political and legal assessment to Khojali Genocide: http://justiceforkhojaly.org/?p=petition
Armenian military forces committed genocide acts in the town of Khojali, Azerbaijan, with the population of 7,000 people on Feb. 26 1992. There were 3,000 people in the town at the time of attack. As a result more than 600 people were killed, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old men. 1,000 peaceful people of different age became physicly disabled during Khojali genocide. 8 families were completely annihilated, 130 children lost one parents, while 25 lost both of them. 1,275 peaceful residents were taken hostages, while the fate of 150 of them is still unknown.