December 3, 2015 - 14:51 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Italy’s L'Aquila City Council has recognized the Armenian Genocide on November 26.
In a letter to Armenia’s Embassy to Italy and the Union of Armenians of the country, L'Aquila City Mayor Massimo Cialente stated that the Council recognizes the Genocide and expresses solidarity with the Armenian people in support of historical truth and protection of human rights.
City Councils of Ravenna and Ivrea and the regional council of Marche recognized the Armenian Genocide on October 22, October 12 and October 6, respectively. Besides, the parliament of Italy’s Tuscany adopted a resolution acknowledging the Genocide on March 25, 2015.
Over 30 Italian cities have recognized the Armenian Genocide perpetrated at the hands of the Ottoman government in 1915.
Italy recognized the Genocide in 2000: the denial is criminalized, stipulating for 3-year imprisonment and a fine.