Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 26 / Trend , N.Abdullayeva /
Romania commemorated the victims of the Khojali Genocide.
The Heydar Aliyev Foundation provided photos, books and a film about the Khojali Genocide. The events were organized by the Azerbaijani Embassy in Romania, the embassy told Trend .
Armenian troops committed genocide in Khojali on Feb. 26, 1992. The tragedy began early morning.
Within hours, over 600 unarmed Azerbaijani citizens were killed. Among them were 106 women and 83 children. The massacre continued for days, while the Armenian separatists killed their hostages and cut the heads off of Azerbaijani military personnel. A total of 487 people were left disabled and 1,275 people were taken prisoner. The fate of 150 people remains unknown.
Azerbaijani Ambassador to Romania Eldar Hasanov launched the events.
"We will remember the tragedy as a bloody day," Hasanov said.
The events was attended by head of the Friendship Azerbaijan-Romania Society, members of the Azerbaijani-Romanian Chamber of Commerce, Azerbaijani-Romanian Culture and Youth Organization, Romanian members of parliament, representatives of international organizations and embassies in Romania, Azerbaijanis in Romania and journalists.
A new Web site (www.justiceforkhojaly.org) was opened during the event. The site will inform the world community about the Khojali Genocide.
The campaign "Justice for Khojali" was also presented.
An exhibition titled, "Khojali in the Eyes of Children," was held.
The book, "Khojali Tragedy," was presented in the Romanian language.
The "Justice for Khojali" campaign was launched by Intercultural Dialogue Coordinator of Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation Leyla Aliyeva on May 8.
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