Petition over Khojaly tragedy will be sent to Hague tribunal(PHOTO)(VIDEO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 21 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
The International Hague Tribunal will be sent an appeal with request to give a legal assessment of the tragedy in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly, Chairman of Youth Forum of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Elshad Igandarov said on Monday.
"The appeal (the petition) is undersigned in the framework of "Justice for Khojaly" campaign in online and other forms of treatment are signed. This year, the petition will be submitted to the International Hague Tribunal. The Hague tribunal is of particular importance from the standpoint of giving legal assessment to the Khojaly tragedy," Igandarov said.
He said the court decision could put an end to this matter.
"The question of genocide is considered in special courts created by the decision of the UN. This decision is political in nature, and countries or their representatives taking part in this process follow political will. The campaign is aimed, on the one hand, to collect evidence and exposure of distorted information about the genocide, but on the other hand - create political frameworks to give a fair assessment of the Khojaly events. This political framework is prepared in the framework of the body to which we belong. This decision was taken by the Foreign Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly of the OIC. We are working towards the adoption of another resolution of Heads of States of the OIC. If more than 57 of the 190 UN member states show a political will, it would be a serious basis for giving a fair evaluation of the genocide, " Isgandarov said.
He said an investigation was held in connection with Khojaly genocide and new evidence obtained.
"An objective report about the Khojaly genocide will be prepared next year with and submitted to international organizations," he added.
Isgandarov also talked about other plans in the framework of the "Justice for Khojaly campaign.
"The events will be held in a number of leading universities and flashmob-shares will be held in Houston, Berlin, Potsdam, in general, in 30 high schools. We plan to collect about 100,000 signatures," Isgandarov said.
He said the campaign's website will be presented and trailer for "The Road to Khojaly" film demonstrated at an event in Moscow
"Participants will be familiarized with the contents of the collection of Robert Arakelov " The recognition of the Armenian intelligentsia" covering two books. The event will also be attended by representatives of broad scientific, social and political circles of Russia," he said.
The Armenian military forces committed genocide in Khojaly on Feb. 26, 1992. More than 600 people were killed, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old men. A total of 1,000 civilians were disabled during the genocide. Eight families were annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1,275 peaceful residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.