30 years pass since the January 20 Tragedy

  • 00:01 20 January 2020

30 years pass since the January 20 Tragedy

30 years pass since the January 20 Tragedy that occurred in 1990 in Azerbaijan, APA reports.

The January 20 immortalized in the vital memory of Azerbaijani nation as a Day of National Mourning.

Government officials of Azerbaijan, foreign diplomats, ordinary citizens will visit the Alley of Martyrs where the victims of the January 20 tragedy were buried.

Citizens will move towards the Martyrs’ Lane through Parliament Avenue.

On January 20, traffic will be restricted in some streets and avenues of the capital with restrictions on traffic.

According to the plan of measures prepared by the Interior Ministry, from 8.00 am until the end of the commemoration ceremony, the traffic will be restricted from the intersection of Mikayil Mushfig street and Huseyn Javid Avenue, intersection of Mikayil Mushfig circle and Metbuat avenue, Mehdi Huseyn street, the building of Teletheatre, intersection of Izzat Nabiyev and Abbasgulu Abbaszade streets, behind of the Azerbaijani Parliament, toward the Alley of Martyrs.

In this regard, it is recommended not to use private cars but prefer public transport.

The memory of the victims will be commemorated with a minute of silence at 12.00 Baku time on January 20. Ships, cars, and trains will signal. The national flags will be lowered in Azerbaijan as a sign of mourning.

The embassies, diplomatic missions, and Azerbaijani communities are also taking appropriate measures to draw the attention of the world community to the bloody January tragedy.

President Ilham Aliyev has issued an Order on the 30th anniversary of the January 20 tragedy.

According to the order, commemorative events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the January 20 tragedy are held in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan and outside the country.

In line with the Order, the Presidential Administration prepares action plans for the 30th anniversary of the January 20 tragedy and ensures its implementation.

On the night of January 19 to 20, 1990, the Soviet Army attacked Baku and shot down peaceful people. As many as 137 people were killed, 744 were wounded and 841 were illegally arrested.

In 1994, the Azerbaijani Parliament adopted a special resolution on the January 20 tragedy.

Faig Mahmudov

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