France 24 broadcast reportage about Khojaly genocide
French embassy in Azerbaijan told APA that the program dedicated to the 20th anniversary of this tragic event, underlined that 613 Azerbaijanis, including women and children were killed in Khojaly by the Armenians. The correspondent interviewed with a woman from Khojaly and Anar Usubov, who was 10-year-old during that event. They spoke about the Armenian vandalism. The French correspondent also noted that there are one million refugees in Azerbaijan and most of them faced difficult life conditions
15:44 24 February
The Azerbaijan America Alliance spearheads the large campaign to raise awareness about the Khojaly Genocide around the globe - PHOTOSESSION
Baku - APA. The Azerbaijani America Alliance (AAA) launched the campaign on the Khojaly Genocide that covers hundreds of millions of people and consists of a wide range of events. In the framework of this campaign, posters and banners will fly high in central streets, railway and subway stations downtown New York and Washington D.C. It will be accompanied by statements of Congress members coupled with screening of documentaries dedicated to the Khojaly Genocide and undertaking other similar events.
14:22 24 February
Azerbaijani and Latvian foreign ministers meet - PHOTO - VIDEO
APA reports that the meeting was held both in bilateral and large format.
14:20 24 February
First vice-speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament: Khojaly has become for Azerbaijan the symbol of atrocity and impunity
Baku. Parvin Abbasov – APA. “Khojaly has become for Azerbaijan the symbol of atrocity and impunity,” first vice-speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Ziyafat Asgarov said at the parliament’s special meeting on the 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide, APA reports. He mentioned the chronicle of the events related to the Khojaly genocide.
14:20 24 February
Traffic to be restricted in some streets and avenues of Baku on February 26
Department chief of Baku State Traffic Police Office Vagif Asadov told APA that the roads in the direction of Azadlig Square, Neftchilar Avenue and Khojaly Park will be closed beginning from 07.30 in morning in connection with the marching and commemorating event in Baku on February 26 in connection with the 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide. The traffic will be also restricted in Azneft circle, Neftchilar avenue, Heydar Aliyev, Babek, Nobel avenues, 10th plant, Javanshir bridge, Pushkin, Yusif Safarov, Najafgulu Rafiyev, M. Mehdizadeh, Ayaz Ismayilov and Tagizadeh streets and the direction will be changed. The roads will be closed till the end of the ceremony.
14:19 24 February
Ogtay Asadov: “About 2 mln Azerbaijanis and Turks were killed by Armenians over the last century”
The speaker underlined that this crime was perpetrated by Armenian nationalists
13:19 24 February
Judge of Belgian Constitutional Court: “International criminal court must be established due to the events of Khojaly”
Baku. Rashad Suleimanov – APA. A special international criminal court must be established due to the events of Khojaly, said Jean-Paul Murman, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Belgium, at the international conference “Crimes against the humanity: Khojaly genocide” which was organized by Association for Civil Society Development in Azerbaijan (ACSDA) and Joint Working Group for the Implementation of International Standards of Human Rights, APA reports.
13:17 24 February
Azerbaijani Parliament establishes commission on preparation of draft resolution on Khojlay genocide
According to APA, the five-member commission will be led by first vice speaker Ziyafat Asgarov
13:11 24 February
Azerbaijani Ambassador to Singapore submits credentials to this country’s president
Baku. Victoria Dementieva – APA. On February 23, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Indonesia and Singapore Tamerlan Garayev submit credentials signed by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on his appointment to the post of ambassador to Singapore to President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam, Azerbaijani embassy in Indonesia told APA.
12:51 24 February
Official of Military Prosecutor’s Office: “Commander of the Soviet Army’s 336th regiment Yuri Zarvigarov, the current Defense Minister of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan and the others have planned the annihilation of Azerbaijanis in Khojaly”
APA reports that vice-president of the ACSDA Veli Alibeyov made a speech at the meeting and informed about the reasons of the conflict and the genocide perpetrated against Azerbaijanis in Khojaly. He underlined that 613 peaceful people were killed by the Armenian and Russian militants, 421 people were seriously wounded, 1275 people were taken captive and hostage and fate of 150 people among them is still unknown.
12:42 24 February
Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament: Armenians committed Khojaly genocide with the help of their supporters
Baku. Parvin Abbasov – APA. Speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament Ogtay Asadov addressed the special meeting on the 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide, APA reports. Ogtay Asadov said Khojaly genocide is one of the most terrible tragedies of the 20th century. He said Khojaly massacre is the continuation of 100-year-old policy.
12:35 24 February
Azerbaijani Parliament holds special meeting on 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide
APA reports that the meeting chaired by Speaker of the Parliament Ogtay Asadov started with a minute silence. Discussions will be held on the recognition of Khojaly genocide in the world, documents and decisions will be adopted.
12:07 24 February
Ambassador: “The issue on recognition of Khojaly genocide could be included in the agenda of Moldovan parliament”
Baku. Ramil Mammadli – APA. “The issue on recognition of Khojaly genocide could be included in the agenda of the Moldovan parliament”, Moldovan Ambassador to Azerbaijan Igor Bodiu told the journalists, APA reports. The ambassador said that this process could start in the near future. According to him, Azerbaijani embassy in Moldova is carrying out relevant measures due to this: “Khojaly genocide was perpetrated against the humanity. Moldovan nation also faced the tragedy like this genocide. We offer condolence to the people of Azerbaijan on it.”
11:08 24 February
Massive protest in front of Armenian embassy in Washington
The protest will start at 12 noon EST, it will last for two hours.
10:53 24 February
20th anniversary of Khojaly massacre commemorated in London - PHOTOSESSION
Baku – APA. A stark reminder of one of the most heinous crimes of the ongoing Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh took place close to the Palace of Westminster at St. John’s, Smith Square, on 22 February. The event, organised by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), was attended by around 300 people - from the UK and other countries.
20:11 23 February
Head of Yahad-in Unum Organization Patrick Desbois: “We want to hold symposium on contribution of Azerbaijan to the victory on fascism in October, Baku” - PHOTOSESSION - VIDEO
Baku. Victoria Dementeva – APA. Head of Yahad-in Unum Organization Patrick Desbois visited Azerbaijan on anniversary of Khojaly genocide. According to APA, he held press conference. According to him, The aim of the visit to Azerbaijan is to study deeply the Jewish Holocaust committed in the World war II and the Khojaly tragedy of the Azerbaijani people late in the 20th century, do scientific research regarding the Jews’ escaping the massacre by moving to Azerbaijan, to study jointly Azerbaijan’s support for the struggle against fascism in the World War II and inform the world community about it.
20:09 23 February
ISESCO at commemorative meeting of tragic anniversary of Khojaly genocide
Morocco-Azerbaijan Friendship Society and the embassies of Azerbaijan and Turkey in Rabat will come together in commemorating this horrible human tragedy, during which the Armenian forces massacred the town’s Azeri population on 25-26 February 1992 and incorporated Nagorno-Karabakh.
18:56 23 February
Azerbaijani Parliament to hold special meeting on 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide
Spokesperson for Azerbaijani Parliament Akif Tavakkuloglu told APA that the discussion on the recognition of Khojaly genocide in the world will be held, document and decisions will be adopted at the meeting.
18:52 23 February
President Ilham Aliyev addresses Azerbaijani people on occasion of 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide
18:10 23 February
Turkish Interior Minister: “Khojaly genocide was perpetrated before the eyes of the world and the event brings shame on name of humanity”
The minister said such genocides have occurred in various countries: “Turkey condemns all massacres perpetrated against the humanity in the world. Turkey wants the humanity to live. There is no event in history which brings shame on Turkey. Turkish nation has never laid hands on the oppressed people anywhere. But when our people have been unfairly attacked, Turkey has defended and will defend itself with all strength.”
14:43 23 February