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25 February 2020

South Korean media, including The Korea Post and The Seoul Times, published articles on the 28th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.

The articles note that over the night of February 25-26, 1992, Armenian armed forces together with the motorized infantry regiment of the former USSR occupied the city of Khojaly and committed genocide against the Azerbaijani people.

It was noted that 613 civilians, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 elderly people had violently been killed and tortured during the occupation of Khojaly overnight, hundreds of people were taken prisoner and hostage, disappeared, the city was destroyed, houses and social infrastructure were completely destroyed.

The participants of the Khojaly genocide confessed to their criminal acts against civilians. Former President of Armenia, participant in the Khojaly genocide Serzh Sargsyan’s words have been reflected in the articles, “Before Khojaly, Azerbaijanis thought that Armenians would not attack civilians. But we were able to break this stereotype. "

It was noted that on those days, publications such as the Sunday Times, Financial Times, The Times, Izvestia, Le Monde, Crual L'Eveneman published articles about the bloody events in Khojaly.

According to South Korean newspapers, the events in Khojaly were an act of genocide according to relevant international documents, and the Khojaly tragedy was no different from the Holocaust, Khatyn, Lidisa, Oradur and Srebrenica.

The articles spoke about the work done within the "Justice for Khojaly" international awareness campaign launched by Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Leyla Aliyeva. It was noted that as a result of the campaign, the world community has become more aware of the violation of international humanitarian law and human rights in Khojaly, several international organizations, parliaments of some countries and more than 20 US states have recognized and condemned the Khojaly genocide.