21 October 2013, 23:37
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Aroutin Hartounian appointed Executive Director of Genocide Centennial Committee

The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee – Western USA (AGCC-WUSA), composed of all major Armenian political, religious and civic organizations, unanimously voted to appoint Mr. Aroutin Hartounian to the position of the Committee’s Executive Director.

“We are excited to welcome Aroutin as the Executive Director of the Genocide Centennial Committee. While there are many challenges ahead, having a highly qualified person as Aroutin in such an important position will bolster our ongoing campaign for justice. The Committee can now move forward with full speed to implement its plans for the Centennial,” the three co-chairs of AGCC-WUSA, Mr. Garo Ghazarian, Mr. Harut Sassounian, and Ms. Talin Yacoubian indicated in a jointly issued statement.

“I am honored and privileged to have been appointed to this position. For over a year, the members of the AGCC-WUSA have worked hard to lay the foundation for a successful centennial commemoration. We are committed to bringing justice for this crime against humanity committed by Turkey. We Armenians as a collective owe it to our forefathers who fell victim to the genocidal campaign of Ottoman Turkey. Despite persistent Turkish denials, numerous nations and international organizations have recognized the Armenian Genocide, have properly condemned Turkey and have lent their support to the Armenian people’s just calls for recognition and restitution," Hartounian stated.

Aroutin Hartounian is an attorney and Chairman of the Unified Young Armenians.

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