AUA's Press Release on the Vandelized Assyrian Genocide Monument

8/30/2010 6:39:00 AM

The Assyrian genocide monument, a memorial to the nearly 750,000 Assyrians murdered by Turkey’s Ottoman Government during World War I was vandalized over the weekend of August 29. The 1914-1918 genocide perpetrated against the Christian population of Anatolia which also claimed the lives of one and half million Armenians and thousands of Pontic Greeks is a shameful act committed by the Ottoman Empire in its final years.

The Assyrian Universal Alliance strongly condemns this act and demands that the perpetrators be brought to justice. We urge everyone to remain calm and refrain from passing judgment on any specific group of people, holding them responsible for this reprehensible conduct. We call upon the authorities to be diligent in identifying the responsible parties, helping to calm the situation.

We assure everyone that the Assyrian Universal Alliance will see to it that the monument is restored to its original state regardless of how many times it is vandalized.

Assyrian Universal Alliance - Australia Region
PO Box 34, Fairfield NSW 1860 Australia
E-mail: auaaustralia@optusnet.com.au