The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Parliamentary Union of OIC recognizes Khojaly tragedy as genocide

Parliamentary Union of OIC recognizes Khojaly tragedy as genocide



At the 11th conference of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States (PUIC) adopted a resolution calling to punish the Khojaly massacre’s organizers, said the message of the press service of the OIC Youth Forum Jan. 25.

During the 11th Conference of PUIC, a resolution on Cooperation between the OIC Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation and the PUIC, which contains the ways of cooperation, aimed at the recognition of the Khojaly massacre, was adopted.

The relevant article of the resolution, which was adopted unanimously by the parliament representatives of 54 countries of the OIC, expresses support for the international information campaign "Justice for Khojaly" initiated by Leyla Aliyeva - Chief Coordinator of the OIC Youth Forum for Intercultural Dialogue. At the same time it [the article] recognizes Khojaly tragedy as "act of genocide" and "crime against humanity".

The document calls the parliaments of the OIC countries to take necessary measures to punish the organizers of this crime.

On February 25-26, 1992, the Armenian military, together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops stationed in Khankendi, committed genocide against the population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly. Among those 613 killed in the massacre, there were 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people.

Eight families were totally exterminated, 130 children lost one parent and 25 children lost both. A total of 487 civilians became disabled as a result of the onslaught. Some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people still remains unknown.