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Latvian Azerbaijanis collect signatures in protest against Khojaly Genocide

21 February 2012 [19:35] - TODAY.AZ
The Latvian Azerbaijanis will collect signatures in protest against Khojaly Genocide. The petition will be sent to the French Senate on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Khojaly Genocide. The deputies of the Latvian Seimas and the European Parliament will get acquainted with the petition.

The petition says: “the path to independence passed by the people of Azerbaijan is marked with grave events. One of these events is Khojaly genocide. And Azerbaijanis hope the world community will give fair appraisal to this terrible tragedy and the guilty will be punished.”

“The Khojaly genocide has entered history books of Azerbaijan as one of the most terrible and tragic events. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Genocide, national leader of Azerbaijan people Heydar Aliyev said: “This brutal act of genocide went down into the history of humanity as one of the most terrible terrorist actions.”

“Contrary to the international norms, the Armenian state tries to annex Nagorno Karabakh, demonstrating its readiness to crimes and brutalities. The Khojaly genocide as tragedy of the 20th century is a result of aggressive and criminal policy of Armenians.

“We hope such world`s authoritative international organizations as UN, EU and the OSCE, the peace-loving nations will undertake measures against aggression and despotism of such a state as Armenia,” the petition reads.


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