European Parliament respects Dink’s memory with a minute of silence

European Parliament respects Dink’s memory with a minute of silence

ArmRadio.am
01.02.2007 12:53

At its plenary sitting the European Parliament respected the memory of
the editor-in-chief of the Agos daily Hrant Dink with a minute of
silence.

According to `Franspress,’ Parliament Speaker Hans-Gert Pottering said
that only the fact that thousands of people attended Hrant Dink’s
funeral ` inspires hope that this sad event will become an
accelerative force for Turkish authorities towards reforms and freedom
guarantees.’

The European Commission that has recognized the Armenian Genocide has
been repeatedly calling on Turkey to reconsider Article 301 of the
Penal Code, which restricts freedom of speech.

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