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Djemal Pasha Orders Two of Their Oppressors Hanged

NOVEMBER 22, 1915

BERLIN, Nov. 21, (by Wireless to Sayville, L. 1.) --The Overseas News Agency says:

"Telegrams from Damascus state that Djemal Pasha, commander of the Turkish forces in Syria, has ordered that the chiefs of two Turkish bands be hanged for ill treatment of Armenians."

Dispatches from Athens last Tuesday announced that Djemal Pasha, the Turkish Minister of Marine, had revolted against the Ottoman Government while on a mission to Syria and was leading an Arab uprising, according to reports in the Constantinople newspapers. The American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, formerly the American Committee on Armenian Atrocities, among the members of which are Bishop Greer, Cardinal Gibson, Rabbi Wise, and many other prominent citizens, gave out yesterday, through its Secretary, Dr. Samuel P. Dutton, a statement in the course of which it was announced that about 300,000 non-Mohammedans had escaped from Turkey into Russian Caucasia and that efforts were now under way to relive the suffering that existed among them. The movement has the support of the State Department in Washington. The American Committee has organized a Relief Commission in Tiflis, Russia, among the members of which are J. W. Smith, the American Consul, and the Rev. Dr. Samuel G. Wilson of the Presbyterian Mission Board.

The office of the committee, of which Charles R. Crne is the Treasurer, is at 70 Fifth Avenue.

A hard copy of this article or hundreds of others from the time of the Armenian Genocide can be found in The Armenian Genocide: News Accounts From The American Press: 1915-1922