From the article: "KHOJALY: Shahids and shehids" by Havva Mamedova, Baku-2004
.....During the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, the civilian population was repeatedly exposed to armed attacks, and in some cases, to pogroms and slaughter. Among the most well-known episodes could be mentioned the following: the murder of Armenian civilian population in the village Maragha in Nagorno-Karabakh, the ethnic purges of Armenians in Nakhijevan Autonomous Region, in the Azerbaijan SSR, in particular, the pogrom of Armenians in Sumgait (February 26-29, 1988),in Kirovabad (November 21-27, 1988, and in Baku (January 13-19, 1990), the killings of civilian population in Stepanakert, fired at by facilities Grad from Shushi and Khojaly.
However, the killings of rural population of Khojaly in the February of 1992, when at night the inhabitants of the settlement were leaving for Azeirbajani town Aghdam [they were killed by Azeri friendly fire while approaching Aghdam], is, undoubtedly, an episode having more publicity. The Armenian side claims that they were given the opportunity of a free corridor, while the Azerbaijani side denies this fact. According to the Azerbaijani side, 613 people were killed on those days.
This very occurrence differs from others, first of all, by the fact that the Azerbaijani side fully controlled the territory where the Khojaly inhabitants were killed and had the opportunity to make an unimpeded and unrestricted survey not only of the very spot but also of the dead, by taking photos and video filming. In particular, Azerbaijani camera-man Chingiz Mustafaev, found himself in the place of the death practically straight away and it is his materials that underlie all the documentary materials on Khojaly.
After the defeat in the war with Armenians, a process of formation of national identity began in the present Azerbaijan. In this scheme Armenia and Armenians became the main antagonists. In the process of modeling of the national self-consciousness, the Khojaly events were declared as one of the several genocides against Azerbaijani, though, it is absolutely evident that the Khojaly events, by no means, fall under the category of genocide. In spite of this, Azerbaijan, on a governmental level, is engaged in presenting the Khojaly events as genocide: at the Web Site of the president of Azerbaijan there is a section devoted to a number of genocides against Azerbaijani, including the genocide in Khojaly http://president.az/browse.php?sec_id=56
). There are sections on the genocide in Khojaly at the Web Sites of Embassies of Azerbaijan Republic to different countries as well. All this is an evidence of the great role of the Khojaly tragedy in Azerbaijan state propaganda.....
this same Azeri article goes on saying Azeri official websites posted death photos from1983, during the destructive earthquake in Turkey, from Bosnia during war there, photos from Afghanistan of Afghan refugees and not of Azeri refugees. and photos of the events of 1978, when the worst in a series of pogroms of Alevis (Turkish Shiites, who generally supported the political left), organized by the 'Grey Wolves', left 111 people dead; photos from those events was posted by Azerbaijani authorities claiming to be that of Azeris dead in Khojaly. Previously The Azeri army evacuated the cattles by helicopters from Khojaly; later when Khojaly residence were let go by Armenians in a safe passage, and while some of those residences were approaching town of Aghdam which then was controlled by Azeri army, fire was opened on them from the Azeri side and were killed either in mistake taking them for Armenians or intentionally; as Azeris never let the Armenian civilians go unharmed in safe passages but slaughtered them instantly when they came under their hands and never believed that Armenians would do NOT do the same, they did not understand the goodness in the heart of Armenian soldiers. Azeris have no-goodness at all and assumed Armenians were like them.
This article by an Azeri invigilator from Baku is a proof that anything that comes from Azeri official sources is pure fabricated falsehood and is done for propaganda purposes with them fully knowing that their assertions are false, nevertheless trying to convince others that they are not-false. Only children of satan lie and deceive like this....imagine sources in Turkey now claiming that the Turks in 1915 were the ones who underwent a genocide by Armenians and not vis-versa