Europe rights court to rule on Armenia 'genocide' denial

Armenians on April 24 commemorated a hundred years since 1.5 million of their kin were massacred by Ottoman forces, as a fierce dispute rages over Turkey's refusal to recognise the mass murder as genocideThe European Court of Human Rights is to decide Thursday whether it is a crime to deny that the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turkey in 1915 was a “genocide”. It gained additional attention in January when Armenia was represented by prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney at a hearing. The ECHR’s 17-judge Grand Chamber, whose rulings are final, will announce its decision at 0945 GMT at a brief public hearing expected to be attended by representatives of both the Turkish and Armenian communities.

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