MEMBERS OF UNITED JAVAKHK UNION PERSECUTED IN JAVAKHK, ARMEN AGHAYAN SAYS
JU LY 23
Provocations have been organized to Armenians in Javakhk over the
past weeks. One of their occasions was the explosion near the house
of Akhalkalak Police Head on July 17, in consequence of which neither
the house was damaged nor someone suffered. Armen Aghayan, a member
of the Javakhk Council, stated at the July 22 press conference.
In his words, provocations and persecutions are aimed against activists
of the United Javakhk union. A. Aghayan reminded to those present
that as far back as in 2006 the Armenian authorities groundlessly
arrested, then brought to court and banished from the country union
activist Vahagn Chakhalian. "I am convinced that by doing so our
authorities were carrying out the request of the Georgian authorities,"
A. Aghayan said.
In his words, Georgia sees a danger in the union, as it enjoys much
authority in Akhalkalak: many years ago the union organized rallies
with the participation of 10-12 thousand people, made Georgian
officials not dismiss Armenians from job groundlessly, spoke against
any anti-Armenian initiative.
All that, as A. Aghayan mentioned, could not please Georgian
A few days ago, according to him, an armed attack was made on
the house of another member of the United Javakhk union, Gurgen
Shirinian. Then almost all union activists were arrested. "From
the moment the Armenian authorities banished V. Chakhalian from the
homeland, Georgians have no obstacle and now they do what they want
to our guys," A. Aghayan said. He added that he does not see any way
out of the formed situation, but considers that Armenia should defend
its compatriots in Javakhk by all means.
It should be mentioned that the Supreme Council of the Armenian Aryan
Union expressed concern with the regular provocation in Javakhk in
its open letter addressed to the Armenian and Georgian authorities,
responsible persons of all countries’ Embassies in RA on July 21.
"Today Armenian Javakhk is on the way of remaining without Armenians
like Nakhichevan. The Georgian authorities with their puppet "Armenian"
servants periodically hatch plots to Armenians in Javakhk to achieve
their primary goal, to make Armenians leave Javakhk. Especially
Javakhk’s patriotic forces are persecuted. In some cases the RA
authorities also contributed to these provocations, by willingly
carrying out Georgian authorities’ request-orders in a number of
cases," the letter read.
The Supreme Council of the Armenian Aryan Union demands that the
Georgian authorities stop purposeful persecutions to Javakhk Armenian
patriotic forces and the Armenian authorities immediately interfere
to protect the rights of Armenian population in Javakhk at the higher
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress