Khojaly tragedy internationally recognized as genocide again

Khojaly tragedy internationally recognized as genocide again
# 23 January 2013 10:56 (UTC +04:00)

Baku – APA. The 8th conference of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states ended. The Headquarters of the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC) in Istanbul told APA that the OIC Parliamentary Union uniting 51 member states’ parliaments recognized Khojaly tragedy as a genocide committed by Armenian armed forces against Azerbaijani civilians and called the tragedy a crime against humanity in the paragraph on “Justice for Khojaly” campaign of the resolution titled “The cooperation between PU OIC and ICYF-DC” on the basis of the draft submitted by ICYF-DC.

The Parliamentary Union demanded bringing to account the perpetrators of the tragedy, noted the importance of “Justice for Khojaly” International Civil Awareness Campaign launched on the initiative of Leyla Aliyeva, ICYF-DC General Coordinator for Intercultural Dialogue, and called on to give relevant legal and political assessment to the tragedy at the parliaments of the ICYF-DC member states and support the campaign.

The document was adopted unanimously with the participation of the speakers and MPs.

Earlier, the foreign ministers of 57 OIC member states recognized Khojaly tragedy as a genocide and crime against humanity on the basis of the resolution submitted by ICYF-DC at the 39th session of the OIC Ministerial Council in Djibouti in November, 2012.

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