Daily Archives: Tuesday, 3 July, 2012

Dressed for Death: Demonstrators Remember Beating Victim Vahe Avetyan

Dressed for Death: Demonstrators Remember Beating Victim Vahe Avetyan

YEREVAN (A.W.)—On June 30, several hundred people participated in a candlelight vigil held at the Harsnakar restaurant in Avan, Armenia, where three military doctors were beaten on June 17. One of the doctors, Major Vahe Avetyan, died on June 29 from severe head trauma. The demonstration was organized by a group calling itself the “Self-Determined […]

Musa Dagh: Theme of Conference on Genocide Studies in Czech Republic

“Mountains of Moses: Revolt, Resistance and Rescuing of the Victims of Mass Extermination in the 20th Century” was the theme of the First International Conference on Genocide Studies in the Czech Republic, held in the capital of Prague from June 18-20, 2012. The theme drew inspiration from the Musa Dagh resistance to the Armenian Genocide […]

‘Mer Doon’ Provides Brighter Future for Aged-out Orphans in Armenia

‘Mer Doon’ Provides Brighter Future for Aged-out Orphans in Armenia

HARTFORD, Conn. (A.W.)—It is a warm, calm Sunday afternoon, the kind that makes you want to doze off in your backyard hammock. It is coffee hour in the basement of St. George’s Armenian Church in Hartford. Sitting at a table is Julie Ashekian, the founder of “Mer Doon” (“Our Home”), an organization that lends a […]

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