"İpəkçi" qəzetinin Xocalı qətliamı ilə bağlı Haaqadakı Beynəlxalq Ədalət Məhkəməsinə müraciəti və aldığı cavab

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Aydin Mammadov,

Chief Editor, newspaper Ipekchi.


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The Khojaly tragedy was the killing of at least 613 ethnic Azerbaijani civilians from the town of Khojaly on 26 February 1992. According to the Memorial Human Rights Center, Human Rights Watch and other international observers, the massacre was committed by the ethnic Armenian armed forces, reportedly with help of some military personnel of the 366th CIS regiment, apparently not acting on orders from the command. The death toll claimed by Azerbaijani authorities is 613 civilians, including 106 women and 63 children. The event became the largest massacre in the course of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

I want to know: When will the criminals be punished severely for the deadly attacks?