The Embassy of Azerbaijan in the Republic of Korea has organized a commemorative event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the January 20 tragedy, SIA reports with reference to AzerTac.
The event brought together Azerbaijanis living in Seoul, members of the Azerbaijan-Korea Student Association (BUTA), representatives of the Korean companies operating in Azerbaijan, as well as journalists.
The event began with a minute silence for the January 20 victims.
Azerbaijani Ambassador to Korea Ramzi Teymurov spoke about the causes of the tragedy and the terror act committed by the Soviet army against the Azerbaijani people. He said that the brutality against peaceful Baku citizens committed on January 20, 1990 once again showed the criminal essence of the Soviet regime. The Ambassador characterized the terror act as violation of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as other international documents on human rights. He also expressed his sorrow as the tragedy has not been given its legal assessment. The January issue of “The Korea Post” magazine which posted an article titled “The 25th anniversary of “Black January. Struggle for independence and freedom” were distributed among the event participants.
The event also featured a documentary and a photo exhibition on the January 20 tragedy.