PINK Armenia just posted this brief news that young male recruit in the Armenian army ran away and in hiding now following a rape threat by the officers who "wanted to rape him" after they found out that he is gay.
Below is the info as it appeared on PINK Armenia blog:
"We were informed by email that a young guy ran away from the army on March 17th, because officers understood that he is gay and they wanted to rape him. The situation is out of control, he is hidden somewhere now and waiting that in the morning police will make a search.
We are trying to clarify and in case to protect him, this is all that we can say now."
If confirmed, this is truly a horrific case, and reportedly not infrequent in the Armenian army.
During the recent meeting with the New York based Armenian gay rights group - AGLA NY, Lala Aslikyan of Huys NGO presented a documented case of male rape in the Armenian army.