Armenian Community of South America meets Swiss Representatives over ECHR ruling on Genocide denial

The Armenian National Committee (CNA) of South America held a series of meetings with Swiss representatives of Argentina and Uruguay to express the concern of the community regarding the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in the case “Perincek vs Switzerland,” Agencia Prensa Armenia reported.

The CNA handed a letter to every Swiss representative stressing the “damaging consequences that could bring this ruling, not only for the fight for recognition and reparations of the Armenian Genocide, but also for the whole rules and principles of the international laws regarding Human Rights”. That is why we respectfully ask, through you, the Swiss State to appeal the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights”, added the letter.

On 13 February the CNA of Uruguay met with the Swiss ambassador in Uruguay Didier Pfirter, who was fully aware of the Armenian issue and the just rights and claims of the Armenian people, because, in his words, he has been interested for years in the issues related to the Armenian Genocide. The Ambassador promised to deliver the letter to his government.

On 14 February the CNA of Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, handed the letter to the Swiss ambassador in Argentina Johannes Matyassy, and on 20 February the CNA of Córdoba, province of Argentina, met with the Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Cordoba Dr. Ricardo J. Rysler, handed the letter and also the interview that Prensa Armenia conducted to Dr. Sévane Garibian.

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