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US Azeris call on Obama Administration recognize the Khojaly genocide

Turkish and Azerbaijani diasporas have sent 2436 letters to the US Government on the issue

-24.02.2010-

US Azeris Network (USAN) has sent 1211 letters in last two weeks to US President Barack Obama, vice president Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as US Administration officials, congressmen and senators calling on them to recognize the Khojaly genocide.

In the letters, USAN raises the US officials` awareness of consequences of Armenia`s military aggression against Azerbaijan, including the Khojaly genocide.

The Network also calls on the US officials to include the issue in agenda of Congress hearings and also make pressure on the Armenian government in order to force it to withdraw its military from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

In the letters, USAN invites US congressmen to attend ceremonies to be held in the United States on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.

In last two weeks, Turkish and Azerbaijani diasporas have sent 2436 letters to the US Government on the issue.

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Islamic Conference Youth Forum to organize events to mark Khojaly genocide`s anniversary

As part of the Justice for Khojaly campaign, the Islamic Conference Youth Forum (ICYF) will organize a series of events in about 30 countries from February 23 to March 1, to mark the 18th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, the ICYF`s Secretary General Elshad Iskandarov said.

Iskandarov noted during the events the world community will be informed of a petition to be addressed to the U.S. President and Congress and some international organizations to call on them to recognize the events happened in Khojaly as a crime of genocide against humanity.

He pointed out a clip called Justice for Khojaly will be presented as part of the events. “The clip features realities about the Khojaly genocide, and calls on the world community to condemn the culprits of the tragedy.”

Iskandarov also underlined on February 26 an event will be organized in Moscow to mark the first anniversary of the Justice for Khojaly campaign.

The campaign was initiated by General Coordinator of the OIC Youth Foundation on Intercultural Dialogue Ms. Leyla Aliyeva.

 

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