AAA: U.S. President's address is part of shameless Genocide denial campaign

PanARMENIAN.Net - In his annual April 24th statement commemorating the Armenian Genocide, President Bush characterized the events that began on this date in 1915 as "one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century" and honored the memory of the 1.5 million "victims of mass killings and forced exile" but failed to properly acknowledge the incontestable fact of the Armenian Genocide, the statement of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) says. "President Bush's statement fails to take into account the shameless campaign of denial and distortion," Assembly Board of Trustees Chairman Hirair Hovnanian stated. "In memory of our parents, and grandparents who perished during that time, we will make sure that the Armenian Genocide is universally affirmed. Despite the attempts of the deniers of the Genocide, the truth will prevail," he underlined.

The statement also ignores the political assassination of Hrant Dink, who was prosecuted under Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code for "insulting Turkishness" by speaking the truth. Hrant Dink was murdered in broad daylight and became the latest victim of the Armenian Genocide and the consequence of its denial.
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