Events dedicated to Khojaly tragedy continue in Hague (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 25 /. Trend M. Aliyev /
Series of events dedicated to the Khojaly tragedy continue in Hague, Union of Azerbaijani Women of the Netherlands Ana Vatan told Trend on Monday.
An event held around the Khojaly Massacre Memorial created by the Union jointly with the Netherlands-Azerbaijan-Turkey Cultural Center, Society of the Azerbaijani Youth of the Netherlands and Azerbaijan's Dutch friend Geert Van Dam was attended by the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the Netherlands Mirhamza Efendiyev and the embassy staff, head of the working group of the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons Firudin Sadigov, Dutch politicians, representatives of media, Turkic societies and local population.
Memorial prayers were said at the ceremony and speeches were delivered afterwards.
CDs and brochures about the Khojaly tragedy were handed out to the event participants.
It is planned to hold a procession from the building of the International Court of Justice towards the Armenian Embassy.
During the procession brochures and leaflets about the Khojaly tragedy will be handed out to the local population.
On Feb. 25-26 February, 1992, Armenian occupation forces together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops stationed in Khankendi (previously Stepanakert) committed an act of genocide towards the population of the Azerbaijani Khojaly town.
Some 613 people were killed including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old men. A total of 1000 civilians were disabled during the genocide. Eight families were killed, 130 children lost one parent and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.