Azerbaijani Politics 3 january — 11:46

Ramiz Mehdiyev signed an order

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Head of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev has issued an Order approving the plan of events on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of January 20 tragedy, Azerbaijani State News Agency informs.

Under the plan, meetings, conferences, lectures will be organised, plays will be staged, films and documentaries will be screened to commemorate the bloody events of Black January when in 1990 the Soviet army entered capital Baku, killing and wounding hundreds of innocent and defenseless people. Azerbaijan`s embassies, missions and diaspora organisations in foreign countries will organise commemorative events and increase the international community`s awareness of January 20 tragedy through the mass media, including television, radio and the Internet.

According to the plan, commemorative events will also be held by religious confessions and organisations, higher educational institutions and secondary schools across the country.

The plan will also see the provision of humanitarian aid to families of those who were martyred in the bloody events.

A nationwide minute of silence for victims of the Bloody January will be observed at 12.00 on January 20 and the national flag will be lowered across the country, according to the plan of events.

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