In Canada, the Azerbaijani Cultural Center has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to recognize the Khojaly genocide committed by the Armenian armed forces 29 years ago.
A letter addressed to Justin Trudeau on behalf of the Center, headed by Tamella Severcan, provided detailed information about the events in Khojaly on the night of February 25-26, 1992.
Armenian armed forces attacked the city of Khojaly and committed a terrible genocide against peaceful Azerbaijanis. As a result of a ruthless massacre, 613 civilians (including women, children, and the elderly) were killed, 1,275 were taken prisoner, and 150 were missing.
The appeal says that the Azerbaijani community living in Canada gathers in February every year to commemorate the innocent victims of the Khojaly genocide with great sorrow. Our compatriots also called on the Prime Minister to honor the memory of the victims of the Khojaly genocide.
A similar letter was sent to the mayors of Vancouver, Delta, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Langley, and Northern Vancouver.