The Armenian National Committee of Canada announces an official rally, which shall take place in Ottawa on Friday, September 7th in front of the Embassy of Hungary (Address: 299 Waverley Street, Ottawa, ON K2P0V9) and Embassy of Azerbaijan (275 Slater Ottawa, ON K1P5H9). Demonstrations shall start at 2:00 P.M. in front of the Hungarian Embassy and shall proceed to the Embassy of Azerbaijan at 3:00P.M.
ANCC will be joined by other Armenian organizations, such as Armen Karo Student Association, Armenian Church Youth Organisation of Canada, Armenian Student Association of Canada, AGBU Young Professionals of Canada and ARF Youth Association of Canada, as well as local Armenian communities from all parts of Canada.
Demonstrations are organized to denounce questionable extradition by Hungarian government of a convicted axe-murderer (of an Armenian lieutenant Gurgen Margaryan) Ramil Safarov, citizen of Azerbaijan, to his home country on August 31, 2012, and subsequent pardoning of Ramil Safarov by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev, as well as glorification and rewarding for a crime based on an ethnic hate against Armenians cultivated in Azerbaijan.
The ANCC is the largest and the most influential Canadian-Armenian grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout Canada and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCC actively advances the concerns of the Canadian-Armenian community on a broad range of issues.