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Congress of Azerbaijanis in Sweden to commemorate 21st anniversary of Jan. 20 tragedy

12 January 2011 [11:23] - TODAY.AZ
On January 19 Azerbaijan Congress of Sweden will commemorate the Jan. 20, 1990 tragedy, the chairman of the Congress Emil Mirzoyev told Trend.

A two-hour event with the participation of public figures will take place next week in Stockholm. Also, Congress plans to hold an exhibition, dedicated to the victims of Khojaly genocide and victims of Armenian aggression in the central house of culture in Stockholm.

The Soviet Army commenced military operations against Azerbaijan early morning Jan. 20, 1990 before declaring a state of emergency. The tragedy claimed the lives of 131 people, including 117 Azerbaijanis, six Russians, three Jews and three Tatars. Some 744 people were severely injured. Four went missing and 400 were arrested. 21 people were killed after a state of emergency was declared on Jan. 20. 26 people were killed in the Neftchala and Lankaran regions. Azerbaijan commemorates Jan. 20 every year.


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