By Laman Sadigova
London will host an exhibition of young artists dedicated to the Khojaly genocide committed by the Armenian armed forces in early 1990s.
The exhibition, which is scheduled for February 24, will showcase the works of students and young artists from across the United Kingdom, the European Azerbaijani Society (TEAS) announced.
Winners, works of which will be the most memorable and reflect peaceful resolution for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict solution, and to empathize with the plight of refugees, will be awarded with Khojaly Peace Prize.
In 1992, the town of Khojaly, the second largest town in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, came under intense fire 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 people remains unknown. Civilians were shot at close range, scalped, and burned alive.
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