Azerbaijani speaker calls on Kazakh parliament to recognize Khojaly genocide

  29 September 2021    Read: 299
  Azerbaijani speaker calls on Kazakh parliament to recognize Khojaly genocide

Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Sahiba Gafarova has called on the Kazakh parliament to recognize the Khojaly genocide, the Azerbaijani parliament’s press service told AzVision.az.

An Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation headed by Speaker Sahiba Gafarova is on an official visit to Kazakhstan.

During a meeting with Chairman of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Nurlan Nigmatulin, Speaker Gafarova provided detailed information about the Khojaly genocide, stressing that some international organizations and parliaments of numerous countries have already recognized the genocide.

On the night of February 25-26, 1992, Armenian troops, attacking the Azerbaijani city of Khojaly, brutally exterminated the civilian population. As many as 613 residents of the city, including 63 children and 106 women, were killed with particular cruelty. As a result of the genocide, 8 families were completely killed, 25 children lost both parents, and 130 children lost one of them. The fate of 197 persons out of the 1,275 hostages is still unknown.

Speaker Gafarova also reminded that Azerbaijan has gained a victory during the 44-day Patriotic War and liberated its territories from the 30-year-long Armenian occupation. She also spoke about the large-scale restoration projects launched by Azerbaijan in its liberated territories.


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