Armenia’s Parliament to hold exhibition of documents and photos showing violations committed towards YezidisArmenia
On March 27 at the invitation of the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov the Yezidi community representatives in Armenia Aziz Tamoyan, Boris Tamoyan, Hamlet Smoyan, Zuzan Khuboyan, Rustam Bakoyan, Mame Amiryan, Garnik Asatryan, Rzgan Shamoyan, Amo Sharoyan, Khdr Tamoyan and Rashid Shamoyan visited the National Assembly, Armenpress reports, citing the press service of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia. The theme of the meeting was the issue of the condemnation of crimes committed towards different nations.
The NA Deputy Speaker once again condemned the violations committed towards the Yezidis in the Northern Iraq several months ago and reminded the attendees that the RA President Serzh Sargsyan in his speech from the UN high tribune spoke about the occurred violations and condemned them.
At the meeting, particularly, an agreement was reached to organize an exhibition of documents, articles and photos showing the violations committed towards the Yezidis in the Northern Iraq at the RA National Assembly in the near future. At the same time a book presentation, the printing of which was done thanks to the RA President’s grant, will be held. Let us note that the book with facts presents the violations occurred several months ago in the Northern Iraq. The issue of violations committed towards the Yezidis in Ottoman Turkey was also debated. The NA Deputy Speaker has informed that the meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars will be held in Yerevan in July. He proposed the members of the Yezidi community to submit the facts for the debate of that structure.
One of the guests, Boris Tamoyan, has thanked the Deputy Speaker for the invitation and has informed that today many documentary materials are already collected, which present the violations committed towards the Yezidi people in the Ottoman Empire.
The NA Deputy Speaker proposed the attendees to create a group which will continue to collect materials and present them to the International Association of Genocide Scholars.