Criminalization of the denial of the Armenian Genocide is important from the perspective of genocide prevention: Shavarsh Kocharyan
YEREVAN, 2 APRIL, ARMENPRESS. Criminalization of the denial of the Armenian Genocide is important not only for Armenians from the perspective of the restoration of justice, but also for all mankind in order to prevent future genocides. This is what Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan told “Armenpress” as he touched upon the unanimous adoption by the Parliament of Cyprus of the draft law criminalizing the denial of the Armenian Genocide.
“Those who don’t wish to confront the past and recognize the Armenian Genocide are trying to lead a policy of denial. From that perspective, the criminalization of denial is very important because when we fight for recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide, it will be important not only for Armenians, but all mankind so that genocides are not repeated in the future. If there had been such a response to the Armenian Genocide in the past, the perpetration of other genocides would be less likely,” Kocharyan said.