Azerbaijan, Baku, June 3 /Trend, A.Gasimova/
As a result of annual action campaigns by the U.S. Azeris Network (USAN), Texas House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing and commemorating victims of Khojaly Massacre, USAN said in a statement.
Armenian armed forces with the help of the 366th motor-rifling regiment occupied Azerbaijan's Khojaly city and committed genocide, killing hundreds of innocent people because of their ethnic background on February 26, 1992. As a result, 613 people were savagely killed, 487 were injured, and 1,275 people were taken into hostage. The fates of many of them are still unknown. After the 366th motor-rifling regiment's withdrawal from Khankendi, a major part of the military equipment owned by this military unit was transferred to the Armenian separatists.
The resolution HR 535 was authored by State Representative Jim Murphy (R-TX) and adopted by the House of Representatives on March 3, 2011 by a non-record vote. This resolution recognizing Khojaly Massacre is the first resolution passed within State Legislature in Texas and nationwide.
The entire Board of Directors of USAN is expressing its profound gratitude to Rep. Murphy, House Speaker Joe Straus and all Texas legislators for their commitment to humane values in recognition of tragedies imposed on Azerbaijani people.