DAYS OF SORROW


Azerbaijanis march in Seoul to commemorate Khojaly victims

Baku, February 27, AZERTAC

BUTA Azerbaijan-Korea Student Organization and Azerbaijanis living in the Republic of Korea have marched in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Khojaly genocide. The march was organized as part of “Justice for Khojaly” campaign, which is an initiative of vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva.

The marchers distributed booklets and other material among local residents. Nearly 100 commemorative placards were installed on the central street of Seoul, Itaewon.

Khojaly genocide was the killing of 163 Azerbaijani civilians, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 elders, from the town of Khojaly on 25–26 February 1992 by the Armenian armed forces. A total of 1,000 civilians became disabled in the genocide. Eight families were annihilated, 130 children lost one and 25 lost both parents.

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