Ruling party: Recognition of Khojaly genocide by Colombia – just the beginning
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 24 / Trend, E.Mehdiyev /
Recognition of the Khojaly genocide by the Colombian Senate is just the beginning of the process, the ruling New Azerbaijan Party deputy chairman and executive secretary Ali Ahmedov said on Tuesday.
"We are positively assessing recognition of the Khojaly genocide by the Colombian Senate. Humanity and certain people should raise their voice against any injustice. I should note that many countries around the world adopt the relevant documents on the Khojaly genocide. I think this is just the beginning," Ahmedov said.
He expressed confidence that after this statement, other countries will begin to adopt similar resolutions.
"At the same time, Azerbaijani society and diaspora organisations functioning in foreign countries should actually intensify efforts in this regard. It is inexcusable that the allegations on the so-called "Armenian genocide" can live on for 100 years and such a tragedy that occurred not so long ago will not be taken seriously by the international community. Humanity accepts this reality and the evidence of this is in the decision of the Senate of Colombia," Ahmedov said.
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 1000 civilians were injured during the genocide, eight families were slaughtered, 130 children lost one parent, and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.