Parliament of Scotland passes motion on Armenian Genocide

Parliament of Scotland passes motion on Armenian Genocide

May 27, 2013 | 18:09

Majority of the parliament of Scotland voted for the motion
recognizing April 24 a commemoration day of the Armenian Genocide
victims. The motion introduced by Marco Biagi was signed by 65
lawmakers.

`That the Parliament notes that 24 April is the anniversary of the
government of the Ottoman Empire arresting Armenian intellectuals in
1915, which is generally considered to be the beginning of the forced
relocations and expulsions that led to the deaths of hundreds of
thousands of Armenians in a systematic genocide over the course of
eight years; believes that the Armenian tragedy gives the people of
every nation reason to pause and reflect; commemorates all those who
have fallen victim to genocide or attempted genocide, and recognises
this and all other genocides as tragedies that should never be
repeated in any part of the world,’ the document reads.

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