Genocide Recognition News
Reversing long-standing policy, a major American Jewish organization - the Anti-Defamation League - has officially recognized the early 20th century massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. More information: Haaretz (Israel)
Greek President Karolos Papoulias visited Tsitsernakaberd to lay a wreath to the Memorial to the Armenian Genocide victims. Afterwards, he planted a fir at the Memory Alley and visited the Genocide Museum. “The Armenian Genocide is a black page in the history of humanity and its perpetrators should acknowledge the atrocity, assume responsibility and apologize,” Mr Papoulias wrote in the Commemoration Book.
June 5 the Chilean government unanimously made a decision to condemn the Armenian Genocide.
The draft project was submitted by Socialist Party member Ricardo Nunies Munios.
Ohio State became 40th state of the US to recognize Armenian Genocide
During last days North Dakota and Chicago city proclamed April 24 as a Genocide Rememberance Day.
Armenian National Committee of America says Nevada Governor James Gibbons issues proclamation for “Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide”.
Panarmenian.net says: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of the State of California, proclaimed the week of April 22nd through April 29th as Days of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide. April 24 is also proclamed as a day of remembrance of Mets Yeghern in the State of Delaware.
Swiss district court has found a Turkish politician, Doğu Perinçek, guilty of racial discrimination for denying the 1915 Armenian massacre was genocide. The politician, whose left-wing Turkish Workers' Party has no seats in the Turkish parliament, was brought to court after calling the genocide "an international lie" during a public speech in Lausanne in July 2005. More infomation: Swissinfo
, International Herald Tribune
Armenian Radio says: Thirteen days after the adoption of the law on the Armenian Genocide by Parliament, the Argentinean Senate confirmed in unanimity the law of April 24 "Day of action for tolerance and respect between the people."
RFE/RL says: The lower house of Argentina’s parliament adopted late Wednesday a resolution recognizing the 1915-1918 mass killings and deportations of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as genocide. The bill overwhelmingly approved by the assembly declared April 24 an official “day of mutual tolerance and respect” among peoples around the world.