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  •    Stop violence’ with… violence. P.S. re recent abuse and violence scandals in Armenia   

    Starting with the case of that Nubarashen school pedophile teacher, then army and school abuse videos, and then the highly publicised recent domestic violence case, what I noticed – not infrequently – that some people, even among ‘stop violence’ campaigners, in the heat of emotional debate call for lynching of those suspected in abuse or violence.

    Let’s take a very recent example of domestic violence in Armenia, that rightly resulted in an outrage, and petition was launched calling for law against domestic violence.

    In total, there were 3196 signatures with/without comments, now passed to the prime minister.

    A friend of mine disturbed by certain comments posted on the petition ‘Armenia Must Pass Domestic Violence Legislation’, compiled a list of all of those signatories (28 in total) who “wished bodily violence and death upon the husband and/or mother-in-law of Zaruhi Petrosyan”.  He rightly pointed out that “we need to prevent domestic violence, not practice lynch mob rule”.

    It is also disturbing that a person would use a slanderous and bigoted term about a sexual minority group to express his anger over a domestic violence issue. This ‘injustice by injustice’ approach totally devalues his own signature.

    Tags: Armenia, Zaruhi Petrosyan


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