Turkish-Azerbaijani Diaspora in U.S. calls Congress to honor memory of 20 January tragedy victims
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 9 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /
Turkish-Azerbaijani Diaspora in the U.S. sent an appeal to the Congress of the country, online newspaper Turkish Actionalert reported on Wednesday.
The document calls to honor the memory of the 20 January tragedy. It also describes the tragedy in detail.
The Soviet Army commenced military operations against Azerbaijan early morning Jan.20, 1990, before declaring a state of emergency. The tragedy claimed the lives of 132 people. Some 612 people were injured and 841 were illegally arrested. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed, the state and citizens suffered huge material damage.