As part of the events taking place in Uruguay in commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide “The dawn of the twenty” documentary focusing on the murder of 20 leaders of the Social Democratic Hunchakian Party in Istanbul in 1915 was screened in Montevideo on June 22, eldiario.es reports.
The leaders were arrested, tried and sentenced to death. They were hung in the Sultan Bayazid Square in Istanbul on June 15, 1915.
“Uruguay was the first country to recognize the Armenian Genocide, and we have held a number of events to mark its centennial this year,” the mayor of Montevideo, Ana Olivera, said.
She stressed that Uruguay has “maintains close ties with the entire Armenian community.”
The secreening of the documentary at Teatro Solis in Montevideo was attended by the Archbishop of the Armenian Apostolic Church Hakob Kellendjian, representatives of the Central Committee of the Social Democratic Hunchakian Party and the Armenian Consulate.