MFA Spokesman says Armenia hails Swiss efforts

The government of Switzerland announced Tuesday, March 11, that it will appeal a December 17, 2013 decision by the European Court of Human Rights overturning the conviction of Dogu Perinçek for denying the Armenian Genocide.

“We welcome the decision of Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice, which is asking the ECHR Grand Chamber to review the ruling on the case,” Tigran Balayan, Spokesman for the Armenian Foreign Ministry, told Yerevan-based ArmInfo News Agency.

“Consistency plays an important role in the fight against denial policy and prevention of new crimes against humanity,” he said.