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Hellenic Electronic Center (HEC)
A Non-Profit Organization Registered in the US
with 37,000 Hellenes as members and
36 Hellenic associations in the US and abroad
December 16, 2007
Dear Friends,
Ten years ago (1998)  a small group of HEC members under the leadership of a native Brazilian, Roberto Lopes, started a movement for recognition of the Hellenic and Assyrian Genocide.
On September 21, 2001, HEC contributed to the publication into the Hellenic Gazette (no 207) of the law  2645/98 , as it is, www.greece.org/genocide establishing September 14 as the day of commemoration of the Hellenic Genocide of the Asia Minor.
On December 1, 2007,  we had the second big victory. IAGS (International Association of Genocide Scholars), the leading Association on Genocide issue the following resolution.
The text of this resolution was presented at the Sarajevo conference of IAGS by Dr. Adam Jones and Thea Halo.
On Behalf of the EC  of
Hellenic Electronic Center
Capt. Evangelos Rigos
HEC Director
International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS)
December 1, 2007


WHEREAS the denial of genocide is widely recognized as the final stage
of genocide, enshrining impunity for the perpetrators of genocide, and
demonstrably paving the way for future genocides;

WHEREAS the Ottoman genocide against minority populations during and 
following the First World War is usually depicted as a genocide against
Armenians alone, with little recognition of the qualitatively similar 
genocides against other Christian minorities of the Ottoman Empire;

BE IT RESOLVED that it is the conviction of the International 
Association of Genocide Scholars that the Ottoman campaign against 
Christian minorities of the Empire between 1914 and 1923 constituted a
Genocide against Armenians, Assyrians, and Pontian and Anatolian  Greeks.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Association calls upon the government 
of Turkey to acknowledge the genocides against these populations, to
issue a formal apology, and to take prompt and meaningful steps toward restitution.

[SAE Resolution English Version,December,2006]   [IAGS on Hellenic Genocide]

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