Hungarian News Agency (MTI)
April 24, 2010 Saturday


MINORITY OMBUDSMAN REMEMBERS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE



Budapest, April 24 (MTI) - Hungarian minority ombudsman Erno Kallai
has reiterated the need to condemn all devastating, murderous
ideologies and all forms of discrimination by race and religion on the
anniversary of the genocide committed against the Armenian nation in
1915-17.

In a statement sent to MTI on Saturday, the ombudsman noted that 95
years ago some 600 Armenian intellectuals had been massacred in Turkey
because of their ethnicity and religion, followed by the annihilation
of 2.5 million Armenians until 1917.

Kallai called the genocide a "shameful episode of world history, one
that mankind should never forget."

Armenians in Hungary were recognised as a national minority in 1991.
The community numbers around some thousand people, living mostly in
Budapest.