Azerbaijani President visits the Alley of Martyrs

  • 10:47 20 January 2020

Azerbaijani President visits the Alley of Martyrs

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has visited the Alley of Martyrs to pay tribute to the victims of the 20 January tragedy on the National Mourning Day, ONA reports.

President Ilham Aliyev laid a wreath at the "Eternal Flame" memorial.

The Defense Ministry’s military orchestra played the national anthem of Azerbaijan.

State and government officials, heads of religious communities, ambassadors of foreign countries to Azerbaijan, and representatives of international organizations also attended the commemorative ceremony.

Note that 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.