Scottish Parliament Declares April 24 Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day


EDINBURGH (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Parliament of Scotland has passed the motion on “Remembering the Armenian Genocide” introduced by Marco Biagi from the Scottish National Party. It was signed by 65 members of Parliament.

The motion included the following statement: “The Parliament notes that April 24 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 recognizes this and all other genocides as tragedies that should never be repeated in any part of the world.”

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