The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) has organized a concert in London to commemorate victims of Khojaly genocide.
The event was attended by employees of Azerbaijan`s Embassy to the United Kingdom, representatives of UK-based Azerbaijani organizations, Azerbaijani and British state officials and public figures, AzerTag state news agency reported.
Addressing the event, TEAS director Lionel Zetter highlighted the history of the Khojaly Genocide.
He said the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict left more than a million Azerbaijanis refugees and IDPs, adding hundreds were mercilessly killed.
In 1992, the town of Khojaly 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, the fate of 150 of them remains unknown. Many civilians were shot at close range, scalped or burned alive.
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