Ambassador of Pakistan to Azerbaijan, Bilal Haye expressed his condolences to the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the January 20 tragedy in his tweet, AzVision.az reports.
"Freedom of a nation is nurtured by the blood of its martyrs. Respect to all the martyrs of Azerbaijan", Ambassador said in his tweet.
Bilal Haye also posted photos from his visit to the Alley of Martyrs.
Note, on January 20, 1990, the Soviet army forces entered Baku to suppress the masses protesting the USSR-supported Armenian aggression based on territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
The result was an unprecedented tragedy for Azerbaijan. Valiant sons and daughters of Azerbaijan put the country’s freedom, honor and dignity above everything else, sacrificed their lives and became martyrs.
On the night of January 19-20, 1990, 147 people were killed, 744 were injured and 841 were illegally arrested after Soviet troops entered Baku. The Soviet troops also destroyed 200 apartments and houses, as well as private and public property.