Khojaly Massacre petition reaches 100,000 signatures on White House site
BAKU – Anatolia News Agency
Hürriyet file photoA petition seeking a U.S. Presidential proclamation to commemorate the 1992 Khojaly massacre has reached 100,000 signatures on the White House website.
The president makes official pronouncements on incidents if enough signatures are collected in petitions, according to convention.
The U.S. Azeris Network drafted the petition on Jan. 26 on behalf of the Azerbaijani-American community.
The petition has been circulating for several weeks and has obtained the necessary 100,000 signatures required by the White House just two weeks before the deadline for the campaign.
Azerbaijani civilians living in the town of Khojaly in Nagorno-Karabakh were attacked on Feb. 26, 1992, by Armenian forces during the war between Baku and Yerevan. According to Azerbaijani officials, at least 600 people, mostly women and children, were killed.