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Khojaly play staged in London [PHOTO]

13 December 2016 [14:38] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Khojaly play has been staged at the Azerbaijan House in London, Azertac reported.

Created by Aloff Theatre the play is based on the words and testimony of the survivors of the Khojaly Genocide, committed by Armenian militaries back during the Karabakh War.

Local residents and members of the Azerbaijani community watched the play.

Written by Nick Awde, directed by Hannah Eidinow and produced by Sanan Aliyev, the 70-minute Khojaly is a play that gives a voice to the innocent Azerbaijanis whose lives were changed forever by the massacre that took place in February 1992 in Khojaly.

The play will be also  staged in Baku, Berlin, Moscow and Scotland.

Khojaly, the second largest town in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, came under intense fire from the towns of Khankendi and Askeran already occupied by the Armenian armed forces in 1992.

About 613 civilians mostly women and children were killed in the massacre, and a total of 1,000 people were disabled. Eight families were exterminated, 25 children lost both parents, and 130 children lost one parent. Moreover, 1,275 innocent people were taken hostage, and the fate of 150 of them remains unknown.


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