ARF-D Supreme Council On The Murder Of Hrach Muradyan
April 2, 2013
On April 2, Hrach Muradyan, mayor of the village of Proshyan, was
found dead, killed by a shot to the head. Muradyan was a member of the
Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF-D), a freedom fighter of the
Artsakh movement, and was serving his third term as mayor of Proshyan,
a village in the Kotayk province. Muradyan was 50 years old, and had
been mayor since 2005. The police has launched an investigation.
The ARF-D Supreme Council of Armenia issued the following statement in
regard to the assassination of Muradyan.
`Today, on the morning of April 2, the mayor of Proshyan village,
Hrach Muradyan became the victim of a terrorist act, right across his
office premises. A premeditated and planned assassination took place.
It is obvious that regardless of the perpetrators, the crime is a
side-effect of the atmosphere of impunity and intolerance.
Hrach Muradyan was a loyal member of ARF-D; from the very beginning of
the Artsakh liberation struggle till its ending, he paved a glorious
fighting path. He was awarded with the Battle Cross Order of the 2nd
degree of Artsakh as well as with numerous medals for having served
the country. Since 2005 he was elected mayor in three consecutive
times; he was acknowledged as an exemplary leader, he had implemented
various projects and had assisted to the solution of Proshyan people’s
Being a fighter by nature, an independent personality, an individual
guided by the people’s benefit Hrach Muradyan indulged the love and
respect of his fellow villagers. This caused discontent to some.
During his years in office, there were always efforts by others to
create tension. Eventually, the threatening and terror that targeted
him led to his death.
It is with deep sorrow that we note that in our country the citizen’s
safety is not guaranteed, the criminal behavior has become an
inseparable part of our life. The conspirator bullet that took Hrach
Muradyan’s life was aimed not only against a noble Armenian and a
compassionate leader but against the statehood and the prestige of the
Armenians. The ARF-D condemns the assassination and demands that the
crime be solved promptly and in full and that the executors and
organizers are punished in the strictest way.
ARF-D Supreme Council of Armenia’