Public Radio of Armenia
The Parliament of Portugal has voted for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire, Bedo Demirdjian, Adviser at Artsakh Republic’s Permanent Representation to the Middle East, said in a Facebook post.
he Assembly of the Republic today voted to express sorrow for the victims of the Armenian genocide of 1915, thus preserving memory as an essential element for reconciliation between peoples and for the defense of the fundamental values of humanity, according to Diário de Notícias.
According to the text of the vote, the main organizers of the genocide were sentenced to death or imprisonment for their crimes in Ottoman military courts (1919-2020), “yet the sentences of these tribunals were never enforced.”
“This evocation is a lesson for our time, because, given the current level of nationalism, xenophobia and intolerance worldwide, it is essential to remember the abyss of the past. It is also through the culture of memory that the Assembly is commitment to upholding human rights and underlining the importance of strengthening dialogue among peoples, religions, cultures and civilizations,” the authors write.