Arsen Kharatyan, one of the leaders of the Sksela and Hima youth movements was beaten today.
His sister, Lusine, says that someone phoned Arsen to arrange an interview. However, when Arsen Kharatyan reached the location for the interview there was no one. Nevertheless, he decided to wait and someone hit him from behind before proceeding to beat him.
Although his condition is considered satisfactory, Arsen Kharatyan is still hospitalized in the Grigor Lusavorich medical centre.
May 28th is the Republic Day. The first Armenian Republic was created in 1918. It was short lived, lasted only two years – but it was ours, and it was the first attempt to regain statehood after several hundred years without it. Today we live in the third Republic – and this day is also the day of this 3rd – new, but already 17 year’s old republic. Let’s be careful, so we don’t blow it as we did with the First Republic. This day is not just a holiday – it is an important reminder, of what can happen to a Republic, and of how it can be created and destroyed. Happy Republic day to all of us – Armenians!
PS: I am leaving for a training for several days, so this blog won’t be updated till next Monday. See you all then.