Lebanon stamp to honor Armenian Genocide victims

Caretaker Minister of Telecommunications of Lebaon Nicolas Sehnaoui announced Tuesday the commissioning of a stamp to honor the martyrs of the Armenian Genocide in 1915, The Daily Star reports.

Lebanon has a large and vocal Armenian community with around 200,000 Lebanese of Armenian origin in the country, a result of forced displacement after the partition of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the World War I.

While Turkey still resolutely denies genocide took place, last April saw over 10,000 Armenians rallying in Downtown Beirut on the 98th anniversary of the genocide.

The stamp depicts a drawing of a statue honoring Armenian martyrs found in Bikfaya.

The stamp will be in circulation in a month’s time.

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