PARIS — French parliamentarian, PACE Vice-President, Chairman of the Armenia-France friendship group Rene Rouquet expressed his concerns over the verdict of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Doðu Perinçek’s case. Rene Rouquet stated that this verdict is a blow to all those people, who are working for the restoration of the just memory of the Armenian people.

The PACE Vice-President raised a number of questions. First of all he emphasized that Switzerland can appeal the verdict within three months in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. Among other things Rene Rouquet underscored: “In this respect the verdict is not final and the Grand Chamber can fulfill its function of protecting the human rights and fundamental freedoms in accordance with the article 44 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

In addition the PACE Vice-President emphasized: “After this verdict I am more than convinced that the denialism has no place at least on the European level. We must struggle till the final triumph on the international level. This is our sacred duty before the memory of the victims of the first Genocide of the 20th century.”

Previously it was reported that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) announced an ambiguous verdict on Doðu Perinçek’s case, particularly taking into consideration the fact that two of the seven judges cast their vote against the verdict. The Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia Hrayr Tovmasyan underscored that while announcing the verdict ECHR laid a heavy emphasis on the fact that Doðu\\ Perinçek is a historian and scientist.

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