LONDON (Combined Sources)–On Wednesday–January 26–the 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide was marked at a commemoration held at the "Temple of Peace and Health" in Cardiff–Wales. Organized by the Welsh Center for International Affairs (WCIA)–the event also commemorated the Holocaust perpetrated by the Nazi regime–and was attended by a number of government representatives–including the First Minister of the National Assembly of Wales–Rhodri Morgan.
The commemoration drew the attention of the British government–which listed it on the website www.holocaustmemorailday.gov.uk–a government sponsored site dedicated to the National Holocaust Memorial Day.
During the commemoration–Jenny Randerson–a senior figure of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and a former minister in the Assembly–spoke about the Republic of Turkey’s denial of the 1915 genocide and its policy of exerting pressure on all those who affirm the genocide. Randerson has been harassed by the Turkish government since 2001–when she made her first public statemen’s about genocide.
Established in 1973–the WCIA is organization dedicated to promoting world peace–securing human rights–and educating the public about atrocities of the past.