Answering to the call of the three Armenian traditional political parties (ARF, Ramgavar and Hunchak), with the support of the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France (CCAF), 1.000 Armenians gathered on the evening of Tuesday, 28 February 2006, in Paris, at a distance of hundred meters from the Embassy of Azerbaijan, to protest against the recent destruction of the Khachkars (stone-crosses) of the Armenian cemetery of Julfa (Nakhichevan) by the Azeri army.
With the backdrop of the
The President of the CCAF, Alexis Govciyan, asked
The European Parliament condemned on 17 February 2006 the destruction of the Armenian cemetery by 85 votes to 5. It plans to send an investigative mission to the archaeological site of Julfa next spring.
?We demand the fulfilment of the following conditions ?
1. Resumption of legal proceedings against the instigators and perpetrators of the Armenian pogroms in
2. Condemnation of the veneration of the Azeri murderer, who decapitated in
3. Immediate termination of the acts of vandalism, conducted by the regular army of
4. To call
Photo and additional information by Jean Eckian (Website: www.inhomage.com)
Website of the Coordination Council of Armenian Organisations of
CCAF (Co-ordination Council of Armenian Organisations of France) is the representative body of the French-Armenian Community. It unites the major political, cultural, educational, religious and social organisations of the Armenian community.