An awards ceremony of Khojaly peace prize-2017 \” art contest organized by TEAS was held in British parliament within the scope of \”Justice for Khojaly\” international campaign.
The speakers at the event stressed that Khojaly genocide is the great unfairness and injustice against the Azerbaijani people, Nakhchivantv. az reported.
They expressed their hopes for giving legal and political assessment to the Khojaly genocide and properly punishing those who committed this crime as soon as possible.
This year, the judging panel for the art prize comprised chief of UK- Azerbaijani interparliamentary Friendship group, MP Bob Blackman, Former Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth affairs, Baronessa Manzur, the member of British parliament, Baronessa Varsi, the director of the European Azerbaijan Society, Lionel Zetter and Azerbaijani violinist Sabina Rakceyeva.
Works were assessed regarding the power of the image to promote peaceful resolution to conflicts in the world and to empathize with the plight of refugees and IDPs.
The British young artist was awarded first prize for her painting \”Tranquillity of Movement\”.
Korean young artist Tae Eun Ahn took second place for his painting \” In the Morning\” and Chinese Ming Ying third place for \”Don\’t be submerged\”.
The first prize winner was awarded £500 and \”Khojaly Peace Prize -2017\” while the winners of second and third places were given respectively £ 300 and £200
Ttranslator : Leman Huseynzade