DAYS OF SORROW


20 January tragedy victims commemorated in Beijing

Beijing, January 21 AZERTAC

The Azerbaijani Embassy in China has hosted an event commemorating the 26th anniversary of the 20 January tragedy.

The ceremony started with a minute silence for victims of the January tragedy.

Addressing the ceremony, Ambassador Latif Gandilov briefed the event participants on the bloody tragedy.

He said the 20 January 1990 is a day, which went down in the history as the struggle for the freedom and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and as a heroism page.

The diplomat pointed out that the day after the tragedy happened, national leader Heydar Aliyev came to permanent representation of Azerbaijan in Moscow, and held a press conference overtly condemning the Soviet leadership`s actions against the Azerbaijani people. He also noted that thanks to national leader Heydar Aliyev the tragedy was given a political and legal assessment.

The event featured a demonstration of video on victims of bloody January tragedy.

Shahin Jafarov

Special Correspondent

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