Kuwait publishes magazine about Jan. 20 tragedy in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.14 / Trend /
A magazine titled "Bloody 20 January Tragedy in Azerbaijan" dedicated to 21st anniversary of Jan. 20 tragedy has been published and DVD with documentary film about telling these events in Arabic has been prepared at the initiative and with the support of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Kuwait, the embassy told Trend.
The magazine reflects the facts of entry of the Soviet troops into Baku on the night of Jan.19 to 20 1990, and the use of armored vehicles and weapons against the civilian population. Through photographs, readers are clearly provided with information about these crimes.
The magazine highlighted the fact of the national leader Heydar Aliyev's coming to Azerbaijani representation in Moscow immediately after Jan. 20 tragic events and the expression of protest against these crimes. It was noted that as a result of Heydar Aliyev's political will, the Jan. 20 tragedy gained a political assessment, and the names of those who committed these crimes were brought to the public attention.
Magazine and DVD discs "Bloody 20 January Tragedy in Azerbaijan" were sent to government agencies of Kuwait, the Islamic Center, to authoritative universities, research centers, libraries, and the press and television of the country.
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 137 people. Some 744 people were severely injured. About 841 people were illegally arrested. The Soviet troops destroyed 200 flats and houses, including ambulances, personal and state property.