23 years pass sİnce Armenİans commİtted genocİde İn Khojaly town of Azerbaİjan
23 years have passed since Armenians committed genocide in Khojaly town of Azerbaijan.
According to APA, Armenian armed forces, with the help of the 366th Motorized Rifle Regiment of Russia occupied the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly and slaughtered civilians on the night of February 25-26, 1992.
Armenian military units, with the help of the 366th Motorized Rifle Regiment of the USSR based in Khankendi attacked on Khojaly on February 25, 1992. 2500 Khojaly residents, who remained in the encircled town, began to move towards Aghdam. But Armenians attacked on them from ambush. 613 civilians, as well as 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people were killed atrociously, 8 families were killed, 25 children lost both of their parents, 130 one of them, 487 were wounded (76 of them are children), 1275 were captured, 150 were missing.
It caused AZN 140 mln or $ 170 mln damage to the property of the state and people in real price of 01.04.1992.
Khojaly genocide victims are commemorated every year in Azerbaijan and other countries with deep mourning. Azerbaijani embassies and Diaspora organizations organize commemoration ceremonies demonstrating photos, documentaries which describe truth about genocide in Khojaly.
“Justice for Khojaly” campaign was started in February of 2009 on the initiative of the General Coordinator for Intercultural Dialogue of the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue Leyla Aliyeva. The purpose of the campaign is to inform the international society about Khojaly tragedy, provide moral-political assessment of the tragedy in the international arena and commemoration of it at the international level. International coordinator of the campaign is www.justiceforkhojaly.org website.