Armenian Envoy in Geneva Speaks at Rights Seminar

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Permanent Armenian Representative in Geneva Garen Nazarian presented Armenia’s view of Azerbaijan’s violations of the human rights of its Armenian population–at the Human Rights Conference.

At the session entitled "Violations of Human Rights and Inalienable Freedoms Around the World," Nazarian spoke about the Baku declaration of March 31 as Day of Massacre.

The Armenian delegation expressed concern that such false commemorations demonstrate a lack of respect to peoples who have suffered true massacres and genocides.

In that context–Nazarian made reference to the recognition–or lack thereof–of the 1915 massacre of 1.5 million Armenia’s perpetrated by Ottoman Turks–and of prevention of such inhumane acts. It was acknowledged that the conference would end on April 24–the day of commemoration for the Armenian Genocide.

In his speech–Nazarian also recognized as unacceptable the Turkish attempt to convert an Armenian monastery in Cyprus into a commercial hotel.

A symposium on the Armenian Genocide began on Thursday at the Sorbonne.

The conference aims to not only reiterate the factual evidence of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenia’s by Ottoman Turks–but also to serve as a deterrent to violations of human rights of that nature. Participants include academicians and historians from the Untied States–Turkey–Israel–Italy and Armenia.

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