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Public transport carries Khojaly posters in Seoul

21 February 2014 [14:39] - TODAY.AZ
Posters dedicated to the 22nd anniversary of the Khojaly genocide have been placed on public vehicles in Seoul, the Azerbaijani embassy in the Republic of Korea reported.

As part of an international information campaign "Justice for Khojaly" initiated by the Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Leyla Aliyeva, the Azerbaijani embassy has placed posters titled "Justice for Khojaly"- those displayed on websites - on public buses in the Republic of Korea from February15 to March 14.

In 1992, the town of Khojaly, the second largest town in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, came under intense fire from the towns of Khankendi and Askeran already occupied by the Armenian armed forces.

613 civilians mostly women and children were killed in the massacre, and a total of 1,000 people were disabled. Eight families were exterminated, 25 children lost both parents, and 130 children lost one parent.

Moreover, 1,275 innocent people were taken hostage, and the fate of 150 of them remains unknown. Civilians were shot at close range, scalped, and burned alive. Some had their eyes gouged out and others were beheaded.



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