Daily Archives: Thursday, 23 May, 2013

HISTORIC ARMENIAN GENOCIDE MOTION WINS BACKING OF MSPs

A motion commemorating the Armenian genocide has today won the backing of a highly symbolic 65 MSPs – a majority of the Scottish Parliament. The motion, which has been lodged by Edinburgh Central MSP Marco Biagi, comes almost one hundred years after the genocide. Commenting on the motion’s success Dr Hagop Bessos, son of Armenian […]

Turkish-Armenian writer jailed for ‘blasphemy’

Turkish-Armenian writer jailed for ‘blasphemy’

An Istanbul court has sentenced a Turkish-Armenian author and blogger to a jail term for allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammad, reports Reuters, citing Turkish media. Sevan Nisanyan was sentenced to one year and 45 days for a blog post last year entitled “Hate speech needs to be combated” in which he wrote: “It is not […]

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