The Declaration notes that the Khojaly massacre was the biggest attack on the civilian population during the three years of the military phase of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
“As a result, 613 Azerbaijanis, including 106 women, 63 children and 70 older people were killed, 1,275 others were captured for ethnic reasons, and the fate of 150 of them is still unknown. In addition, 487 Khojaly residents, including 76 children were injured. Twenty-six children lost both parents, whereas 130 children lost one parent,” reads the declaration.
The Declaration stressed that many countries condemn this crime against humanity and the genocide committed by Armenian armed forces against Azerbaijani civilians, the occupation of the Azerbaijani territories and respect its territorial integrity, sovereignty and internationally-recognized borders.
According to the Declaration, the UN Security Council resolutions No. 822, 853, 874 and 884 adopted in 1993 promotes suspension of the aggression and a dialogue as a way of a solution to the conflicts emerged because of the Armenian occupation of the Azerbaijani territories.
Based on the above-mentioned and the respect for the fundamental principles and norms of the international humanitarian law, the Chamber of Deputies condemns the act of genocide committed in the Khojaly town of Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region and expresses solidarity with Azerbaijani people on the occasion of the commemoration of the 26th anniversary of this tragedy.