A flash-mob protest against fabricated claims of Armenian was held in front of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe headquartered in Strasbourg, France on April 24. The protest of silence was initiated by Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) and held together with a group of Azerbaijanis. Protestors demanded immediate release of Azerbaijani hostages – Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev and draw European diplomats’ attention to the Khojaly genocide.
The protest called attention of European diplomats who left plenary session of the PACE and they took photos of it. Armenian representatives also interested in the protest and by approaching to the protestors they took photo of Ahmad Shahidov.