Human rights organizations in Turkey, under the umbrella group “100th Year – Stop Denialism,” have issued the following statement:
Members of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) held a demonstration today in front of the German Consulate in Los Angeles calling on the government of Germany to follow the lead of the European Parliament in adopting a resolution commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide and urging the Turkish government to come to terms with its violent past.
On the eve of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, the international press is opening its archives or reporting on the Genocide. From articles in the New York Times, to editorials urging President Obama to recognize the Genocide in USA Today and commentary in the Los Angeles Times and a timeline in the London-based The Guardian, the international press is advancing the history and the current discourse on the Armenian Genocide.
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 [...]
The President of Uruguay, José Mujica, delivered a speech on national television and radio on Jan. 27 to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust, which he described as “a real affront to humanity,” and used the occasion to also remember the Armenian Genocide.