Los Angeles – The United Human Rights Council organized a rally on Friday January 13, 2006 at the Los Angeles offices of Deutsche Bank located at 300 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90071.
Prior to the rally, a press conference took place at 12 noon, by the attorneys from the law firms of Geragos & Geragos, Kabatack Brown Kellner, and Yeghiayan & Associates, representing the heirs of Armenians who perished during the Armenian Genocide.
The lawsuit alleges that the German banks have systematically thwarted the recovery of millions of dollars in assets deposited by Armenians prior to the 1915 Genocide. In addition, the lawsuit seeks damages for looted Armenian assets forcibly taken by the Turkish government during the Genocide. Deutsche Bank funded the Turkish government’s mass genocide of Armenians in return for these looted Armenian assets.
The respective law firms named above settled the lawsuits against New York Life and AXA during the past year for $37.5 million dollars.
The UHRC calls upon each and every member of the Armenian-American community of Los Angeles for the steadfast support of its efforts. Attending the press conference and the protest to demand the deserved justice and retribution on behalf of all those who perished during the Armenian Genocide, is but one critical activity among many organized by the UHRC in its greater mission to advance human rights.
The United Human Rights Council (UHRC), by means of action on a grassroots level, works toward correcting the human rights violations of those governments who distort, deny, and delude their own history to disguise past and present genocides, massacres, and human rights violations. The UHRC is a collective of concerned citizens, including a diverse spectrum of members and supporters from various community- based organizations and student associations of universities and colleges. The UHRC advances its human rights goals and raises global awareness though grassroots mobilization, boycotts, community outreach, and education.