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Khojaly Genocide-Ongoing injustice of the 20th century

Orkhan Ismayilov

Orkhan Ismayilov

Khojaly Genocide-Ongoing injustice of the 20th century

 

"The Khojaly genocide with its inconceivable

cruelty and inhuman punitive methods,

was completely targeted against the people

of Azerbaijan and represents a barbarian act 

in the history of humankind. At the same time,

this genocide was a historical crime against humanity."

                                                                     Heydar Aliyev

 

The Khojaly massacre, also known as the Khojaly tragedy, was the killing of hundreds of ethnic Azerbaijani civilians from the town of Khojaly on 25–26 February 1992 by the Armenian armed forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. The Khojaly genocide is one of the most terrible and tragic pages of Azerbaijan history. The people of Azerbaijan were deported from their historical lands and became refugees and internally displaced persons because of Armenian occupation. This tragedy, which took place in the 20th century was one of the most serious crimes not only against the people of Azerbaijan, but humanity as a whole. During the invasion of Khojaly, armenians destroyed the patterns of material culture that reflect the dynamics of social development. These are obvious examples of Armenian barbarism and aggression against the world culture. They excruciated children, elderly people and women. There are many visual proof of this brutality. Khojaly genocide terrifies journalists and publicists around the world when they obtain information about this massacre and barbarian acts of armenians. 

We believe and hope that authoritative international organizations like the UN, EU and OSCE, peaceful states will take measures against agression and tyranny of Armenia. The world must know this crime directed not only against Azerbaijan nation, but also whole civilized world, mankind. Because as Martin Luther said:  “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Orkhan Ismayilov

Special Correspondent of AzerTAc in UK

 

 

 

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