Rally on Khojaly genocide held in Paris
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 24 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /
The rally on the 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide has been organized by the Azerbaijani-French Youth Association in Paris today, the association told Trend today.
Azerbaijani students studying in various French universities attended the event.
The event started on the Saint Michel square.
The exhibition "Khojaly through the eyes of children" was organized within the event. The promotional materials, printed by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in English and French were also presented.
Students distributed leaflets with the information about the Khojaly genocide.
The collected signatures about the recognition of the Khojaly genocide by the world community and the French were submitted to the French Senate after the event.
The association was established in 2003 by a group of students studying in Paris.
Armenian military forces committed genocide in Khojaly on Feb. 26, 1992. Some 613 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.