Youth Demonstration in Support of Tigran Arakelyan

Youth March by Caucasian Knot

Photo by The Caucasian Knot

Yesterday, on Friday, 14th of August young members of Aremnian National Congress (ANC) and particularly members of HIMA and Hatuk Gund youth intiatives organized a youth demonstration in support of Tigran Arakelyan – opposition young activist – who was detained on 5th of July (Day of Constitution) based on the fabricated charges of hooliganism (more about the case here and here).

Opposition young activists started their demonstration from the ANC Headquarters and continued downtown Yerevan. They were holding posters in support of Tirgan and other political prisoners as well as they were chanting famous opposition slogans such as “Struggle, struggle till the end” and “1+1+1+1+1+”.

Representatives of the opposition youth activists reaffirmed their readiness to organize regular public awareness raising demonstrations until all political prisoners are set free. Next demonstration is scheduled on next Friday, 21st of August.

No incidents were recorded with policemen although they were following the youth through the whole demonstration.

More coverage and pictures from here.


Nothing Is Forgotten

This graffiti is at the intersection of Mashtots and Grigor Lusavorich Streets.
The two armed men are depicted in the stance very similar to that of the army gunmen of the infamous March 1 video.

Guerilla graffiti

Young Oppositional Activist Has Been Arrested (updated)

tikoToday young oppositional activist Tigran Arakelyan has been arrested by the Armenian Police based on the fabricated charge for hooliganism.

On 1 July 2009 about 15 policemen in civilian dressing attacked with guns about 30 young oppositional activists who distributed leaflets informing upcoming upcoming opposition rally to be held on 2 July 2009 in Yerevan. 3 of them were severally beaten and taken to the hospital Surb Grigor Lusavorich.

Now they fabricated a criminal case of hooliganism and arrested one of the beaten young activists.

Please spread the word about this evident act of injustice and disrespect of basic human rights by the Armenian authorities.

Today (06.07.2009) from 9:00 Tigran Arakelyan went on a hunger-strike.

Weapon X – Time for a Change

Iranian-American rapper Weapon X put out a new song about the events in Iran. Watch the video: