DAYS OF SORROW


Khojaly victims commemorated in Naples

Rome, March 1, AZERTAC

An event commemorating the 25th anniversary of Khojaly massacre has been held by Azerbaijan`s Embassy to Italy, the European Azerbaijan Society, Naples-Baku Association in Naples.

The participants watched “Endless Corridor” film.

A multi-award-winning independent documentary, Endless Corridor is a film produced and directed by Aleksandras Brokas. Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, it has invariably proved deeply moving to its audiences – reducing some to tears.

Produced at the initiative of Leyla Aliyeva, the film covers the events and the aftermath of the massacre of 613 people that took place in February 1992 during the Nagorno-Karabakh War between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It follows two journalists, Lithuanian Ricardas (Richard) Lapaitis and Russian Victoria Ivleva, as they return to Azerbaijan to discover what had happened to survivors they had met at the time.

Endless Corridor premiered at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London in 2014.

Azerbaijan`s Ambassador to Italy Mammad Ahmadzade spoke of the history of the genocide perpetrated by Armenian Armed Forces against Azerbaijanis. “Khojaly genocide was the killing of 613 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.”

The Ambassador also stressed the importance of increasing the awareness about Khojaly`s realities in the international arena.

Member of the Parliament Ganire Pashayeva drew the audience`s attention to what has been done under “Justice for Khojaly” campaign to increase the world community`s awareness of Khojaly genocide.

Asiman Asadov

Special Correspondent

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