Khojaly Massacre deserves recognition – The Hill, February 21, 2013
America is historically widely known and recognized as a safe heaven, for refugees, migrants and all those moving from the “Old World” and elsewhere in pursuit of justice, stable legal and political environment and greater economic opportunities. After all, the majority of people do not just venture far and abroad out of good life.
One of the calamities that led to generations of people to emigrate to America in search of a better life is war and fighting in their birthplace — including war crimes, massacres, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing. One such horror, the biggest war crime at the time in all of Europe, the Khojaly Massacre, happened on the night of Feb. 25, 1992, when the armed forces of Armenia, led by its current president and defense minister, committed a crime against humanity in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly, massacring nearly 800 of mostly ethnic Azerbaijanis as well as Meskheti (Ahiska) Turks, Kurds and others.
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