Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 23 / Trend , A. Huseynbala/
Activists of the Azerbaijani diaspora met Swedish Parliamentary Speaker Per Westerberg.
"Head of the Society for Azerbaijan in Sweden Nadir Hollendrand said they talked about the terrible genocide committed by Armenian troops in Khojali on Feb. 26, 1992," the Azerbaijani State Committee for Diaspora told Trend .
On the night of Feb. 25, 1992, Armenian separatists seized the Khojali settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh.
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.
Westerberg was informed that 613 people were killed. A total of 106 were women and 83 children. Seventy were elderly. An additional 1,000 people were shot and disabled. Eight families were fully destroyed. As many as 1,275 people were taken prisoners.
"Westerberg was also told that the Azerbaijani government is considering pressing a lawsuit against Armenia at the International Criminal Court. Hollendrand thanked Westerberg for supporting Azerbaijan's position," the committee said.
The Swedish speaker was given the book "Armenian Terror" about the violence committed by Armenians against Azerbaijanis.
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