Czech Republic committee recognizes Khojaly genocide

Foreign relations committee of Czech parliament adopted a draft law on recognition of Khojaly massacre as "genocide".

Czech Republic committee recognizes Khojaly genocide

World Bulletin / News Desk

The foreign relations committee of the Czech Republic's parliament adopted on Tuesday a draft law on recognition of the Khojaly massacre as "genocide".

According to a statement of Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry, a bill to recognize the Khojaly massacre as "genocide" was accepted by the Foreign Relations Committee of the Czech Republic parliament.

The bill supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan asks for withdrawal of Armenian troops from the territories where they occupied and calls on international organizations to put the bill into practice immediately.

The document strongly underlines that they consider the Khojaly massacre as "genocide" which was a crime against humanity and says "We mark the 21st anniversary of this tragedy and express our condolences to the people of Azerbaijan".

On February 26, 1992, during the Nagorno Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, civilians who were residing in Khojaly village were slaughtered by Armenian troops.

According to Azerbaijani authorities, 613 Azerbaijanis, including 106 women and 83 children were killed.

Azerbaijani and foreign journalists who travelled to the scene of the crime announced the massacre to the world.

Last Mod: 19 Şubat 2013, 13:50
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