May 06, 2013

Assyria: Solemnization Of Recognition Of The Assyrian Genocide


The Assyrian community in Australia solemnized the unanimous recognition by the State Parliament of NSW of the Assyrian genocide perpetrated by Ottoman Turkey during WW1.

Below is a press release published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance:

ASSYRIAN UNIVERSAL ALLIANCE

AUSTRALIA CHAPTER

Member, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)

PRESS RELEASE

 

Sydney – 6 May, 2013

SOLEMNISATION OF THE NSW STATE PARLIAMENT’S RECOGNITION OF THE ASSYRIAN GENOCIDE

 

At the conclusion of Sunday prayers on the 5th of May, 2013, that were held at many Assyrian churches in memory of our Martyrs,  a large crowd gathered on the grounds of the Assyrian Genocide Memorial erected in Bonnyrigg Park, Bonnyrigg, to lay wreaths and pay respect to the Assyrian Martyrs.

 

The Assyrian community in Australia solemnised the unanimous recognition by the State Parliament of NSW of the Assyrian genocide during WW1 perpetrated by Ottoman Turkey.

 

Rev. Father Narsai Yokhanis from the Assyrian Church of the East started with a prayer dedicated to those that lost their lives, followed by a short speech in memory of the Assyrian Martyrs. He acknowledged the hard work of the Assyrian Universal Alliance in Australia in pursuing this important issue.

 

Speakers included Mr Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance , Mr David David , Regional Secretary of Australian & New Zealand of the Assyrian Universal Alliance  Mrs Carmen Lazar, People of Australia Ambassador and Mr Simon Essavian , President of the Assyrian Charity & Educational Community.

 

Assyrian Universal Alliance-Australian Chapter

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