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Voting rules on Khojaly genocide published on White House website

6 February 2013 17:25 (UTC+04:00)
Voting rules on Khojaly genocide published on White House website

Voting continues for a petition posted on the official website of the White House to recognise the Khojaly genocide, the State Committee for Work with Diaspora told Trend news agency on Wednesday.

The petition placed in the 'We the people' section of the White House website, provides for the collection of signatures for commemoration of the Khojaly genocide victims and statement of the U.S. president in this regard on the eve of the 21st Anniversary of the tragedy.

Commencement of voting within the 'We the people' campaign was announced on January 25 to collect electronic signatures. Those wishing to participate in the campaign can do so by clicking on the following link: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/issue-proclamation-commemorating-and-recognizing-war-crime-khojaly-massacre-and-its-victims/W8BbDqYx

It is necessary to indicate full name, email address and other relevant information in order to create an account. The zip code section can be left blank.

Notification email with a code to create a profile page is sent for confirmation following completion of the registration on the official website of the White House. This code must be entered in the 'sign in' section after the email address. This can be done by clicking on the link in the email.

Registration is completed after logging into the newly created private account. The petition can be signed by clicking on 'SİGN THİS PETİTİON'.

Each person can vote only once from the same computer. If a user attempts to create multiple profiles and sign the petition several times the use of personal computer's IP-addresses that is registered in the White House website will be restricted.

On massacre day (February 25-26, 1992) in Khojaly, a town within the administrative borders of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, which is currently occupied by Armenia, 613 civilians were killed, including 106 women, 70 elderly and 83 children, in just a few hours. A total of 1,000 civilians were disabled. 56 people were killed with outrageous brutality, eight families were totally exterminated, and 25 children lost both parents, while 130 children lost at least one parent, in what became the most brutal crackdown on civilians during the three years of the military phase of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Moreover, 1,275 innocent people were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.

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