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26 February 2020

Members of the Azerbaijani, Turkish, Turkmen and Nogai communities living in Sweden, marched from Stockholm's Mynttorget Square (in front of the Swedish Parliament) to main center of city, T-Central on February 26 in connection with the 28th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.

Our Diaspora members, regardless of age, gathered at the march organized by the SAF Swedish-Azerbaijani Association and the Stockholm Azerbaijani Cultural Center to honor the memory of the victims of the Khojaly genocide 28 years ago.

The marchers, holding Azerbaijani and Turkish flags and posters about the realities of Khojaly, tried to inform the local community members about the terrible events in Khojaly. Answering the questions of the local community members, the participants said that on the night of February 25-26, 1992, Armenian armed forces besieged the city of Khojaly and massacred local residents only because of their nationality.

As a part of the campaign, booklets printed in Swedish and English were distributed to the local population. As a result of the Khojaly genocide, 613 Khojaly residents, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 elderly people were killed, 8 families were completely destroyed and 1275 people were taken captive.

The protesters said that the Khojaly massacre was a crime against humanity as a whole and that the perpetrators should be brought to justice.