The European Azerbaijan Society launches petition to UK Prime Minister David Cameron

Press Release: The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) is currently undertaking several initiatives to commemorate the 613 civilian victims of the Khojaly Massacre, who were killed by Armenian forces on 26 February 1992, supported by the No. 366 Soviet Infantry Regiment.

It has now launched a petition to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, urging him to publicly condemn the massacre and the ongoing occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and the seven surrounding regions, which flout four UN Security Council resolutions. The petition, which is open to UK residents and citizens, may be signed at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/45878.

A TEAS poster campaign at railway stations across England and Wales is currently underway, urging members of the public to sign the petition.

Khojaly was the second largest town in Nagorno-Karabakh, which remains occupied by Armenia, resulting in a humanitarian disaster that has continued for over two decades. Altogether, 875,000 Azerbaijanis remain as internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in camps across Azerbaijan.