"THE FIRST HOLOCAUST" BY ROBERT FISK TRANSLATED INTO DUTCH
21.04.2008 16:20 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The 24 April Committee of the Federation of
Armenian Organizations in The Netherlands (FAON) will hand over a
Dutch translation of the book "The First Holocaust" by Robert Fisk on
the Armenian Genocide to the Permanent Commissions of European Affairs
and Foreign Affairs of the Dutch Parliament. The copy of Fisk’s book
signed by the author will be presented to the Dutch Parliament together
with a petition, Abovyan cultural center told PanARMENIAN.Net.
A delegation of FAON met Robert Fisk last Friday, 18 April 2008
"The 24 April Committee of FAON will submit a petition together with
the Fisk’s book to the Dutch Parliamentary Commissions regarding lack
of progress in Turkey on such issues as the human rights, freedom
of expression and rights of minorities, as well as continuation of
persecution of Armenians and other Turkish citizens under Article 301
of the Turkish Penal Code. It is also noted that there is no progress
in recognizing the past, particularly the Armenian Genocide," the
FAON statement says.
The submission of the petition to the Dutch Parliament will take
place on Tuesday, 22 April 2008.
Robert Fisk is the chief Middle East correspondent for The
Independent. He has many times visited Armenia and Turkey and wrote
about the necessity to recognize the Armenian Genocide.