DAYS OF SORROW


Exhibition remembering Khojaly victims opens in Vienna

Vienna, February 23, AZERTAC

An exhibition has been launched at Azerbaijan Culture Center in Vienna to commemorate the victims of Khojaly genocide.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Leyla Gasimova, head of the center, highlighted the history and consequences of the massacre.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Austria Galib Israfilov said that on the night of February 25-26, 1992 the Armenian military forces occupied the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly. "613 civilians were killed that night, including 106 women and 63 children."

The ambassador said a series of events are held under “Justice for Khojaly” International Awareness Campaign initiated by vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva to increase the international community`s awareness of the genocide.

Deputy Chairperson of the Milli Majlis Bahar Muradova expressed regret over the fact that "no one has yet been brought to justice for this crime against humanity".

Elgun Niftali

Special Correspondent

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