The ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) has sent a letter to the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, the OSCE chairman-in-office, Karel de Gucht, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Terry Davis, and the chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Rene van der Linden, the NAP announced.
The letter includes a request on deliver of assistance on estimation of Khojaly tragedy as a fact of genocide, informing the world community of the essence of the problem and punishment of the guilty people. The Armenian armed forces with the help of moto-infantry regiment 366 of the former Soviet Army fired innocent and unarmed residents of Khojali [Lower Karabakh] on February 26, 1992 for several hours, including were 106 women, 83 children, 8 families, 59 men killed with special cruelty. 25 underage children lost their parents, 130 became partially orphans. Over 1000 men became disabled with 76 teenagers. The POWs numbered some 1275 men, the document reads.
In its appeal NAP says that the international organizations and the world community to stop Armenia, which raised the nationalism and terror to the level of state policy and put an end to the Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan.
After a tribute at the monument to the victims of Khojaly tragedy on 25 February the NAP will arrange a ceremony at the Rashid Behbudov Song Theater to commemorate the innocent victims of the tragedy. The NAP sent invitations to all embassies and representations of international organizations accredited in Baku.