AGLA NY [Armenian Gay & Lesbian Association of New York] would like to express its dismay at the recent news concerning the armed attack in Yerevan against Mikael Danielian, President of the Helsinki Association.
Mikael Danielian has been a staunch supporter of human rights in Armenia for several decades now and as such is an invaluable asset to the country and its people.
We hope that the Armenian government and police will open a full and fair investigation and bring his assailant(s) to justice.
We would also like to remind the Government of Armenia that it is only by guaranteeing all its citizens their full civil and human rights that the country will remain a true democracy and abide by the Council of Europe laws and regulations that it's sworn to uphold.
*AGLA NY is part of a worldwide series of Armenian Gay and Lesbian Associations dedicated to educating the public about issues of importance to Armenian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people and to creating safe spaces for them to express themselves freely and openly.