Monday, April 21, 2008

“The First Holocaust” by Robert Fisk translated into Dutch

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The 24 April Committee of the Federation of Armenian Organizations in The Netherlands (FAON) will hand over a Dutch translation of the book “The First Holocaust” by Robert Fisk on the Armenian Genocide to the Permanent Commissions of European Affairs and Foreign Affairs of the Dutch Parliament. The copy of Fisk’s book signed by the author will be presented to the Dutch Parliament together with a petition, Abovyan cultural center told PanARMENIAN.Net.

A delegation of FAON met Robert Fisk last Friday, 18 April 2008 in Rotterdam.

“The 24 April Committee of FAON will submit a petition together with the Fisk’s book to the Dutch Parliamentary Commissions regarding lack of progress in Turkey on such issues as the human rights, freedom of expression and rights of minorities, as well as continuation of persecution of Armenians and other Turkish citizens under Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code. It is also noted that there is no progress in recognizing the past, particularly the Armenian Genocide,” the FAON statement says.

The submission of the petition to the Dutch Parliament will take place on Tuesday, 22 April 2008.

Robert Fisk is the chief Middle East correspondent for The Independent. He has many times visited Armenia and Turkey and wrote about the necessity to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

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