Aram I Appeals to Ambassador over Genocide Ruling

Catholicos Aram I meets with Swiss Ambassador to Lebanon Ruth Flint

ANTELIAS, Lebanon—“Armenians reject the recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights on the denial of the Armenian Genocide,” stated His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, in a meeting with the Swiss Ambassador to Lebanon.

On Friday, Feb. 7, Aram I met with the Swiss Ambassador to Lebanon Ruth Flint. During the meeting, the Catholicos expressed his indignation at the decision of the ECHR on the Perinçek case of Dec. 2013. His Holiness stated that this ruling not only questions the truth of the Armenian Genocide, it also sets a precedent for other genocides. He then expressed his solidarity with the Swiss Authorities for any measures they might take to help overturn the decision.

Ambassador Flint informed the Catholicos that Swiss embassies all over the world were receiving letters protesting the ECHR decision.

On this same issue, Aram I also contacted the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches in Bern, who informed him that they were addressing the issue to the Federal Minister of Justice, Simonetta Sammaruga, in writing.


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