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Green Party calls for NZ recognition of Armenian Genocide

Author
Kay Gregory,
Section
National,
Publish Date
Friday, 24 April 2015, 7:16p.m.
(Photo: NZ Herald)
(Photo: NZ Herald)

As New Zealanders remember the hundredth anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, the Green Party is also remembering the hundredth anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians.

MORE: Opinion - The case for recognition

The issue has proved a political hot potato recently, as Turkey vehemently denies the 1.5 million deaths was a genocide.

But Green Party human rights spokesperson Catherine Delahunty says it was, and New Zealand should be using its spot on the UN Security Council to formally remember it.

She says the European Parliament wants an international remembrance day for genocides, and that's something New Zealand should be advocating for.

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