An event on resisting the policy of denying genocides took place in Marseilles

Recently, the fifth event by the Amnesie Internationale organization has taken place in the French city of Marseilles. The organization is aimed at resisting the policy of denying the genocides of the 20th century. Along with some intelligentsia and art representatives, NKR Permanent Representative to France Hovhannes Gevorkian participated in the event.

Making a speech during the round-table discussions, Hovhannes Gevorkian dwelt on the mass massacres in the Azerbaijani town of Sumgait in 1988, noting that having avoided any corresponding assessment by the Soviet authorities or the international community, similar atrocities spread over to the Azerbaijani towns populated by Armenians, later growing into a wide-scale war against Nagorno Karabakh.

He noted that political condemnation of genocides and mass massacres would prevent new tragedies.

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