“You must be familiar with Khojaly, not only because you are a native of the historical Azerbaijani town of Khankendi, [but because] it is a town where, on Feb. 26, 1992, as a result of the monstrous crimes carried out by the occupying Armenian forces, 613 people were killed and more than 1,275 were taken prisoner, 150 people went missing, 487 became disabled,” wrote Zarifa Guliyeva, 20, to Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan. Guliyeva was fortunate enough not to have been killed by Armenian forces in the small town of Khojaly two decades ago.
Khojaly, a town in Nagorno-Karabakh, over which the then-Soviet republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia fought between 1988-1994, is a sister town of the Czech Republic village of Lidice, which during World War II was almost entirely wiped out by the Germans. The international advocacy organization Human Rights Watch called the tragedy in Khojaly “the largest massacre of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.” The watchdog group claimed Armenian armed forces were responsible for the deaths of innocent civilians.
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