Azerbaijani community calls on Canadian PM to recognize the Khojaly genocide

The Center of Azerbaijani Cultural in Canada has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to recognize the Khojaly genocide committed by Armenian armed forces 29 years ago, said the State Committee on Work with the Diaspora.

The letter addressed to Justin Trudeau on behalf of the Center headed by Tamella Severca provided detailed information about the events in Khojaly on the night of February 25-26, 1992.

It was noted that Armenian armed forces attacked the city of Khojaly and committed a terrible genocide against peaceful Azerbaijanis. As a result of a brutal massacre, 613 civilians (including women, children and the elderly) were killed, 1,275 were taken hostage and 150 were missing.

The appeal also states that the Azerbaijani community living in Canada gathers in February every year to commemorate the innocent victims of the Khojaly genocide with great sorrow. Our compatriots also called on the Prime Minister to commemorate the memory of the victims of the Khojaly genocide.

The same letter was sent to the mayors of Vancouver, Delta, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Langley and Northern Vancouver.