Azerbaijanis stage rally in Brussels to commemorate Khojaly genocide

BAKU, Azerbaijan: Azerbaijanis staged a rally in Luxembourg Square in Brussels in a bid to commemorate the 27th anniversary of Khojaly genocide, Azerbaijan’s State News Agency AZERTAC reported.

The 27th anniversary of Khojaly genocide will be observed on February 26, 2019.

On this eve, Azerbaijani Diaspora Organizations based in more than 20 Countries including Germany, France, Italy and Poland among others held a crowded rally in Luxembourg square.

The rally participants chanted slogans such as “Justice for Khojaly!”, “Azerbaijan wants peace”, “Don’t kill innocent children”, “Freedom for Dilgam and Shahbaz”.

They demanded ensuring legal and political recognition of Khojaly genocide committed by Armenia 27 years ago, exerting pressure on Armenia to return Azerbaijan’s occupied lands, restoring the rights of the Azerbaijanis who were expelled from their native lands, and forcing official Yerevan to obey the conflict-related documents.

Under the plan devised for the 27th anniversary of Khojaly genocide, religious confessions and organizations operating in Azerbaijan will hold commemorative ceremonies for victims of the genocide.

The national flags of Azerbaijan will be lowered in the Country on February 26 as a sign of mourning.

First lessons at schools will be dedicated to the Khojaly tragedy and a minute’s silence will be held at 17.00 throughout the Country to commemorate the victims of the Khojaly genocide.

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