Petition on Khojaly genocide published on British government website
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 27 / Trend /
The European Azerbaijan Society has launched a petition campaign (http://teas.eu/az/khojaly), addressed to the British Prime Minister on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.
The petition posted on the website of the British government (http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/45878) urges Prime Minister David Cameron to issue a statement condemning the Khojaly genocide and occupation of the Azerbaijani territories by Armenia.
The petition may be signed by both British citizens and residents.
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 town of Khojaly.
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 killed, 130 children lost one parent and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.