sábado, 25 de abril de 2015

Armenia condemns denialism, 100 years after genocide of 1.5 million

The President condemned the Armenian holocaust that persists about the genocide in the country, one hundred years after the extermination of more than 1.5 million Armenians during World War I.

Serge Sarkissian has hosted hundreds of foreign guests, including several heads of State, during the ceremonies of the aniversárias genocide, in Yerevan.

A ceremony marked by several messages of peace and reconciliation, addressed to Turkey, which continues to reject recognizing the genocide carried out by then, Ottoman authorities.

"We have to find a solution before mankind ever break a promise never to repeat such crimes. The commemoration of the anniversary of the genocide is a new starting point to combat this type of crime, "said the Armenian President.

The celebrations occur after Germany and Austria have acknowledged for the first time the genocide, with the German President to acknowledge the co-authorship of the German army in the massacres of 1915.

For the French President, François Hollande, "celebrating a genocide is not an open trial, but evoking the suffering and the pain of those who survived and their descendants. Is to recognize the tragedy that shook the whole of humanity ".

The Armenian Church beatified last victims of massacres, weeks after the Pope Francisco have recognized what it considers to be "the first genocide of the 20th century".

There are exactly 100 years began the genocide in Armenia, after the Ottoman authorities ordered the detention and subsequent murder or forced deportation of 200 Armenian intellectuals in Constantinople.

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