BHOS commemorates victims of Khojaly tragedy
Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) held a special event dedicated to 26th anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy. At the beginning, one minute's silence in remembrance of Khojaly tragedy victims was observed.
In his introductory speech, BHOS rector Elmar Gasimov said that the Khojaly massacre would remain in the memory and history of the Azerbaijani people as one of most cruel crimes against humanity. He stressed that President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev takes great efforts to inform the world community about the tragedy.
Associate professor of the BHOS English Language and Humanitarian Disciplines Centre Alemdar Shahverdiyev, in turn, showed presentations about historical contest of the Khojaly tragedy. He recalled that as many as 613 people, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people were killed as a result of the massacre. Eight families were completely annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, while 25 lost both parents.
The students called on all Azerbaijan youth to join efforts in order to bring Armenian fascists, who committed the Khojaly genocide, to justice.