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Young activists march to protest attacks on Armenians in Istanbul

Young activists march to protest attacks on Armenians in Istanbul

PanARMENIAN.Net - Members of Young Diplomats Club NGO and Nikol Aghbalyan Student Union marched to the UN office in Yerevan to pass a letter protecting against the attacks on Armenians in Istanbul.

The activists further urged Armenian public, NGOs, youth organizations to unite in protest against discrimination of Armenians in Turkey.

As one of the activists told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, the rally urges international organizations against showing the same indifference as was demonstrated during the Armenian Genocide.

On Dec 28, an 85-year-old Armenian woman was repeatedly stabbed and killed in her home, with assailants carving a cross on her chest. On Jan 6, three assailants tried to kidnap an elderly Armenian woman. Other attacks include the Nov 2012 beating of an 87-year-old Armenian woman, and a failed attempt to abduct an elderly Armenian woman on Jan 6. Three elderly Armenian women were attacked in Istanbul on Jan 22, 23 and 25.

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73 people were admitted to hospitals, and only 26 of them, including 6 police officers, currently receive treatment in medical centers.
Martirosyan was detained on July 29, afterwards arrested and is currently held at a temporary police detention facility.
"The reality is that a group of people attempted to violate the security zone protected by the police," Ashot Aharonyan said.
First gathering at the Freedom Square, the protesters headed towards Khorenatsi street, where the seized patrol regiment is situated.
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