Azerbaijan, Baku, March 31 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
Azerbaijan launched the online "Youth Against Terror" campaign today on the Genocide Day of Azerbaijanis.
"This campaign has been held for four years. The purpose to inform the international community about the genocide committed by Armenians against Azerbaijanis," Deputy Youth and Sports Minister
Intigam Babayev said at an event dedicated to the public holiday.
In March 1918, Stepan Shaumyan's Dashnak-Bolshevik government seized power and launched a genocide against the Azerbaijani people. Roughly 700,000 Azerbaijanis were killed by Armenians over several days beginning March 24, 1918. Armenians also completely destroyed 75 Shamakhi, 122 Guba and 115 Zangazur villages. Under a decree signed by national leader Heydar Aliyev in 1998, March 31 became known as the Day of Azerbaijanis Genocide.
Campaign letters about the March 1918 genocide will be sent to the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, various U.N. agencies, and over 20,000 e-mail addresses belonging to member of the foreign diplomatic corps.
"Our goal is to deliver information to the wider community in foreign countries. We intend to do so through the active social and political structures existing in these countries," -Babayev said.