The Spanish city of Santa Margarida officially recognized the Armenian Genocide, Press Service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry reports.
The decision of the City Council reads, in part:
“Considering that some governments, including those of Turkey and Spain, do not acknowledge the Armenian Genocide,
Considering that the crimes against humanity have no statute of limitation,
Considering that the Armenian people have not received any economic, territorial or humanitarian reimbursement,
Considering that the Armenian Genocide is a precedent for the Holocaust, the genocides in Rwanda and the Balkans,
The City Hall decides to support the genocide recognition and reimbursement, to demand from the Spanish Government to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide and organize the passage of this decision to international structures.”
Earlier this month, the Senate of Spain rejected the bill on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide with 130 votes “against” and 14 votes “in favor”, along with 68 abstentions. According to media reports, Spain’s ruling People’s Party was the only political force that voted against the bill tabled by Entesa, a political group active in the Catalonian region.