Justice for Khojaly event @ LoYAC

Posted: February 18, 2010 in Personal
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So yesterday, at LoYAC, we held the Justice for Khojaly event and it was a great success! Here’s a press release about the event:

Lothan Youth Achievement Center (LoYAC) hosted ‘Khojaly: War through the eyes of the kids’, a picture gallery exhibition, at Bait Lothan on 17 February 2010. The exhibition was held under the patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the State of Kuwait and the ‘Justice for Khojaly’ campaign.

The exhibition was launched by Mrs. Fareah Al Saqqaf, the founder, Vice-chairperson and Managing Director of LoYAC and Mr. Shahin Abdullayev, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Kuwait.

‘Khojaly: War through the eyes of the kids’ portrayed the tragedy in Khojaly, known as the Khojaly genocide, and communicated the public’s rejection of violence against children and war crimes against civilians.

Khojaly is a small town in Azerbaijan where the Khojaly genocide took place. It involved the extermination and capture of thousands of Azerbaijanis. Over the night from 25 to 26 February 1992, the seizure of Khojaly resulted in the death of 613 civilians, including 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly. Another 1,000 people were wounded and 1,275 taken hostage. To this day, 150 people from Khojaly remain missing.

LoYAC has conducted a number of insightful exhibitions and events in the recent past and plays an important role in raising awareness and promoting peace and well-being among youth across different nations. “

After the successful event and around 7:30 pm precisely, Bait Lothan was swarmed with Police, Fire trucks, and Ambulances for we had a bomb threat in the building and everybody had to evacuate!! Who could’ve been behind this? At least the event was a success and we had a good turn-out.

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