Azerbaijanis stage Khojaly rally outside Swedish parliament
Stockholm, March 1, AZERTAC
Azerbaijanis living in Sweden have staged a protest rally outside the parliament building in Stockholm to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Khojaly Genocide.
The rally was organized by Azerbaijani diaspora organizations in Sweden. Demonstrators held banners condemning the Khojaly Genocide. They distributed photos and brochures promoting the truth about Armenia` committing the massacre in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly in 1992.
Some 613 people were killed, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old men, in the genocide. A total of 1,000 civilians were disabled during the genocide. Eight families were annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1,275 peaceful residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.”