"EATING IN A SLAUGHTERHOUSE IS UNACCEPTABLE"
A group of intellectuals in Armenia say that Republican Party MP Ruben Hayrapetyan should weave his mandate after the recent scandal at his Harsnakar Restaurant that resulted in the death of a military doctor.
The death of military doctor Vahe Avetyan at Hayrapetyan's Harsnakar Restaurant has angered the intellectuals who say that Hayrapetyan has no other alternative but refuse his deputy mandate.
"I do not view the murder separately, rather I consider that it emanated from the general atmosphere and is characteristic of the general situation," said Samvel Karapetyan, a specialist of Armenian Historic Architecture.The intellectuals blame the incident on everyone including those who do not rule out that the tragedy might have happened elsewhere.
Ruben Babayan, Art Director of the Hovhannes Tumanyan Puppet Theater, says everyone including Ruben Hayrapetyan is guilty for Avetyan's death.
The intellectuals call on their fellow citizens to forget the whereabouts of the restaurant.
"One must not go to the slaughterhouse to eat something. It is not acceptable," said Mr. Babayan.
- 1804 The 5000-strong Russian force beseiges Yerevan.
- 1833 Birth of Grigor Chilinkiryan (public figure and translator) in Smyrna. He died in 1923.
- 1833 Death of Ghookas Inchichyan (armenologist and geographer) in Venice. He was born in 1758.
- 1840 An earthquake (Richter Scale: 7.0) occurs at Ararat and affects a 5000 sq. km. area. It kills 1000 people.
- 1915 Russian forces retreat, resulting in a massive flight of Armenians from Van and Vaspoorakan. There are huge losses when the Turkish army massacres the remnants of the Armenian population.
- 1921 The Red Army reaches Goris.
- 1946 The first group of Diasporan Armenians are repatriated to Armenia.
- 1985 The 38th Meeting of UN Sub-Committee discusses and approves the report submitted by Great Britain's Representative, Benjamin Whittaker. The 24th paragraph of this report qualifies the Armenian Massacres as an example of Genocide.