INITIATIVE GROUP FAILS TO COLLECT ENOUGH SIGNATURES
- The National Assembly will not convene a special sitting on the Harsnakar case, as was demanded by an initiative group calling for punishment for those guilty in the Harsnakar incident. The group failed to collect the 44 necessary required for convening the sitting. A total of 22 signatures have been gathered as of 6:00 p.m.
The move was initiated on Thursday by the Armenian National Congress (HAK) after consulting with the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK), Armenian Revolutionary Federation -Dashnaktsutyun and Heritage.
The document has been signed by the seven MPs of HAK, four MPs of Heritage [with the exception of Raffi Hovannisian who is not in Armenia], three MPs of ARF-Dashnaktsutyun [with the exception of Raffi Hovannisian who is not in Armenia either] and seven MPs of BHK. The latter is represented by 37 MPs in the National Assembly.Below are the MPs who have signed the paper;Stepan Demirtchyan, HAKNikol Pashinyan, HAKAram Manukyan, HAK Lyudmila Sargsyan, HAK Levon Zurabyan, HAK Hrant Bagratyan, HAKGagik Jhangiryan, HAKRuben Hakobyan, HeritageAlexander Arzumanyan, HeritageZaruhi Postanjyan, HeritageKhachatur Kokobelyan, HeritageArmen Rustamyan, ARF-DashnaktsutyunArtsvik Minasyan, ARF-DashnaktsutyunVahan Hovhannisyan, ARF-DashnaktsutyunNaira Zohrabyan, BHKVartan Oskanian, BHKTigran Urikhanyan, BHKElinar Vardanyan, BHKStepan Margaryan, BHKVahan Babayan, BHKVahe Hovhannisyan, BHK
- 1723 The Turks occupy Tbilissi (Georgia).
- 1848 The district of Marash changes from a pasha's domain to a vilayet.
- 1849 Grigor Galstian publishes, for four years, the semi-annual "Study" paper.
- 1878 The Berlin Congress ends.
- 1915 Start of the defence of Mount Moses (Moosa) (Western Armenia). This episode of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, as implemented by Turkey, is the subject of Franz Werfel's "The Forty Days of Musa Dagh".
- 1922 Death of Kamo (Bolshevik revolutionary figure) - Simon Ter-Petrosyan - in Tbilissi. He was born in 1882 04 05.
- 1964 Death of writer Zorik Mirzoyan. He was born in 1916.