21 May 2015

As reported by AZERTAC, House of Representatives of the Connecticut General Assembly for the third consecutive year issued a memorial proclamation on the Khojaly genocide committed by the Armenian armed forces against the peaceful Azerbaijani civilians.

In the document, the Connecticut House of Representatives extends its “sincerest condolences and expressions of sympathy” to the people of the town of Khojaly in Azerbaijan.

The proclamation says that in “the Khojaly Tragedy”, occurring on February 25 and 26, 1992, hundreds of people were killed, and that “international organizations such as Human Rights Watch documented these killings; major U.S. and international news organizations reported about the killings with horror, and numerous governments around the world have condemned the attack”. “This tragic event is a sobering reminder of the terrible carnage that can be inflicted in wartime and the enduring need for greater understanding, communication, and tolerance among people the world over,” says the proclamation.

The document was introduced by the Connecticut House of Representatives Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, representatives Kevin Ryan and Caroline Simmons and approved by the Speaker of the House and the Secretary of the State of Connecticut.