ISLAMABAD, (Parliament Times) : 29 years ago today, in Khojali Town, Armenian forces brutally massacred innocent Azerbaijani citizens during the aggression on the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
Khojali Town was home to 7,000 civilians before it was illegally occupied by Armenian forces, but since October 1991, the town has been besieged by Armenian forces. On the night between 25 and 26 February 1992, the Armenian army, with heavy artillery shelling of Khojali Town, aided by the former Soviet Infantry Guard Regiment 366, captured the town of Khojali and brutally killed civilians in the town. Massacred
The occupying forces forcibly evacuated 5,379 civilians from the city, arrested and detained 1,275 civilians, of whom 150 are still missing, including 68 women and 26 children. Similarly, 613 innocent citizens of Azerbaijan were martyred and 487 others were injured during this cruel operation.
The martyrs included 106 women, 63 children and 70 senior citizens. There were eight families in which no one survived, the mother or father of 130 children was martyred while there were 25 children whose mother and father were both martyred.
It is clear from all the available evidence and facts that the Armenian forces targeted the civilian population under a well-organized plan that was part of their well-organized plan to assassinate the innocent citizens of Azerbaijan.
The Khojali massacre was carried out by Armina on linguistic grounds and killed these innocent people because they were citizens of Azerbaijan.
Occupying Armenian armies committed war crimes during their illegal occupation, including the Khojali massacre, and they violated all international law by martyring innocent and unarmed people. These crimes included international human rights law,
In particular, it violates a number of other international human rights laws, including the 1949 Geneva Convention.
Twenty-four US state assemblies, including parliaments from 17 countries, have passed resolutions condemning the Khojali massacre as a crime against humanity. At the same time, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Organization of Turkish-speaking States (Cooperation Council of Turkish Speaking States) have adopted unanimous resolutions condemning the massacre.
On April 22, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights also ruled that the massacre of innocent people in Khojali was a war crime and a crime against humanity.
Since the Armenians were involved in these crimes, especially the fake massacre, all the responsibility falls on them and they should be prosecuted under international law.
Following the incident, Thomas Diwal, a British journalist quoting then-Armenian Minister of Defense and former President Shearer Sergean, wrote that the Armenian Minister of Defense was saying that before the Khojali tragedy, Azerbaijanis thought that Armenians should not lay hands on civilians. But we ended their thinking
The brutality of the Armenian forces was not limited to the first Karabakh war but also during the recent (last year) Karabakh war they targeted civilians with modern weapons during the war and this time the cities of Janja, Barda, Tartar, which are on the battlefield. Civilians were also targeted and modern weapons were used against them, killing and injuring innocent citizens of Azerbaijan, which is proof that Armina deliberately targeted Azerbaijani civilians. They were bombed and brutalized
The steps taken by the Azerbaijani government so far under international law hope that those who brutally massacred innocent Azerbaijani citizens in Karabakh during the Armenian aggression will be brought to justice.