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Recognition of the Khojaly Genocide by the U.S.


On February 25, 2010, House of Representatives of the state of Massachusetts of the U.S adopted a resolution on the recognition of the fact of committing of genocide in Khojaly.

In 2011 the U.S. State of Texas recognized the fact of grave crimes in Khojaly by the Armenia. In the Resolution 535 adopted by the House of Representatives of this state the fact of the annihilation of civilians escaping from Armenian occupation by the  Armenian armed forces and units of Russian army was condemned. The resolution noted that: "Human Rights Watch" organization recognized this action as a crime and violation of the Convention on the treatment of civilians in the zone of military operations. 

In March 2011 Sui Wilkins, congressmen from  North Carolina State  of the United States, raised the issue of recognition of the Khojaly tragedy committed 19 years ago, in the U.S. Congress. 
It should be noted that State of California, USA also adopted a resolution and proclamations on recognition of Garabagh as part of Azerbaijan.

At  20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide the Governor of the New Jersey state of the U.S  Chris Christy and the vice-governor, lieutenant Kim Gadaqno had expressed esteem of New Jersey state to the victims of the Khojaly genocide and disseminated a joint statement. The statement reads: "On behalf of New Jersey state, we and the U.S. Azeris Network express our solidarity with those who remembered the terrible tragedy of war in Nagorno-Garabakh – 20th anniversary of the Khojaly massacre committed by Armenian and Russian soldiers against hundreds of ethnic Azerbaijanis while attempting to escape”. 

In March 2012 House of Representatives of the State of Man of United States of America adopted in a resolution in connection with the 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide. The initiators of the adoption of the document were Anne Haskell member of the House of Representatives and Senator Justin Alfond from State of Man . The resolution noted that on February 26, 1992, the Armenian armed forces with the assistance of 366 infantry regiment committed genocide and killed hundreds of  innocent people and Azerbaijani town of  Khojaly z was occupied. As a result of genocide, 613 people were killed, 487 wounded and 1275 people were taken hostage. The fate of many of them are still unknown. After withdrawal of 366th Infantry Regiment from Khankendi the big part of the military equipment at the disposal of regiment was handed over to the Armenian separatists.

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