Statement on Khojaly genocide made at Canadian Parliament
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 6 / Trend, E.Mehdiyev /
Member of the Canadian Federal Parliament from the ruling Conservative Party, Ed Holder made a statement on the Khojaly genocide at a meeting of the House of Commons.
The statement indicates that the Khojaly massacre, committed by Armenia against the Azerbaijani people 20 years ago, is known in Canada, and this tragic date was marked in this country.
The 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.