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Cyprus Paves Way to Criminalizing Armenian Genocide Denial

Cyprus Paves Way to Criminalizing Armenian Genocide Denial

NICOSIA, Cyprus—Cyprus lawmakers on Monday agreed to amend the language of legislation pending in the parliament, which would criminalize the denial of the genocide, stipulating that the said genocide must have been recognized by the legislature, reported the Cyprus Mail.
The matter is fundamentally about the Armenian Genocide, and resurfaced last week due to the [...]

March 31st, 2015

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Baku Refuses Entry to Human Rights Watch Official

Baku Refuses Entry to Human Rights Watch Official

Human Rights Watch Researcher Planned to Monitor Trials
BERLIN (Human Rights Watch) – Azerbaijani authorities on March 30, 2015, refused to allow a Human Rights Watch researcher to enter the country. The senior South Caucasus researcher, Giorgi Gogia, was planning to attend the trials of two Azerbaijani human rights defenders who were arrested on bogus charges [...]

March 31st, 2015

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Europe’s French-Speaking Countries Adopt Statement on Armenian Genocide

Europe’s French-Speaking Countries Adopt Statement on Armenian Genocide

The chairpersons of the European regional sections of the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie adopted a statement on the Armenian Genocide, according to the Head of the Armenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie, Margarit Yesayan.

March 31st, 2015

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Putin’s April 24 Visit to Armenia Reaffirmed

Putin’s April 24 Visit to Armenia Reaffirmed

Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the Armenian Genocide commemoration events in Yerevan, Speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergey Naryshkin said at a meeting with Armenian Parliament Speaker Galust Sahakyan. A number of Russian lawmakers are also expected to attend the events.

March 31st, 2015

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Karekin II, Aram I to Attend Armenian Genocide Liturgy in Rome

Karekin II, Aram I to Attend Armenian Genocide Liturgy in Rome

On April 12, all Armenian communities will ideally be present in St. Peter’s Basilica, in Rome, where Pope Francis will celebrate a mass for faithful of the Armenian rite to commemorate the Genocide, the Vatican Insider reports.

March 31st, 2015

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Erdogan Says Armenia ‘Fixed’ April 24 Date to Coincide with Gallipoli Events

Erdogan Says Armenia ‘Fixed’ April 24 Date to Coincide with Gallipoli Events

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Armenia of “fixing” the April 24 date to coincide with the anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli.

March 31st, 2015

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Tumo Summit to Explore Art and Technology after Centennial

Tumo Summit to Explore Art and Technology after Centennial

Hundreds of people will come flooding through Tumo’s doors the day after the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide for two unprecedented summits celebrating technology and Armenian music.

March 31st, 2015

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Azeri Sambo Fighter Disrespects Armenian National Anthem

Azeri Sambo Fighter Disrespects Armenian National Anthem

An Azeri sambo fighter has offered his apology for his unsportsmanlike behavior during the performance of Armenia’s national anthem at a recent competition, Levon Hayrapetian, the head of the Sambo (Unarmed Self-Defense) Federation of Armenia, told Armenpress.

March 31st, 2015

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Artsakh Inspectors Approve Detention Conditions of Azeri Nationals

Artsakh Inspectors Approve Detention Conditions of Azeri Nationals

On Tuesday, Coordinator of the Artsakh Committee of the Helsinki Initiative-92, Karen Ohanjanian, and Executive Director of the Committee, Svetlana Jhangirian, visited Azerbaijani nationals Dilham Askerov and Shahbaz Guliyev convicted for their subversive activity in the Karvachar region of the Artsakh Republic.

March 31st, 2015

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REP. SCHIFF: Recognizing the Armenian Genocide One Hundred Years Later

REP. SCHIFF: Recognizing the Armenian Genocide One Hundred Years Later

One hundred years ago, the Ottoman Empire in its dying throws undertook a systematic effort to exterminate the Armenian and Assyrian people. They did so through a campaign of mass killing and displacement which saw 1.5 million Armenians killed and millions more forced to flee from their ancestral homes.

March 30th, 2015

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Comprehensive Report on Genocide Reparations Published

Comprehensive Report on Genocide Reparations Published

Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group Publishes Final Report
YEREVAN –The Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group on Monday issued its final report, entitled “Resolution with Justice—Reparations for the Armenian Genocide,” offering an unprecedented comprehensive analysis of the legal, historical, political, and ethical dimensions of the question of reparations for the Armenian Genocide.
In September 2014, the group [...]

March 30th, 2015

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Genocide Recognition Campaign ‘Pointless Without Demands’

Genocide Recognition Campaign ‘Pointless Without Demands’

The main purpose of the Armenian Genocide was to seize the property and lands belonging to Armenians, said director of the Yerevan-based Modus Vivendi center Ara Papyan on Monday, adding that Armenia cannot achieve its potential without restoring what was lost.

March 30th, 2015

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UNHRC Adopts Armenia-Authored Genocide Prevention Resolution

UNHRC Adopts Armenia-Authored Genocide Prevention Resolution

The 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution Friday on the prevention of genocide introduced by Armenia.

March 30th, 2015

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Russian, Armenian Lawmakers Call for Worldwide Recognition of Armenian Genocide

Russian, Armenian Lawmakers Call for Worldwide Recognition of Armenian Genocide

On Monday, the Armenian National Assembly’s Committee on Foreign Relations and the Russian State Duma’s Committee on CIS Affairs and Eurasian Integration adopted a joint statement condemning the Armenian Genocide while at the same time marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany.

March 30th, 2015

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