A homophobic attack in a small village in southern Armenia has generated a public discussion about human rights yerevan Armenia and a challenge to the new prime minister. Activists protest in front of General Prosecutor's Office in Yerevan to gay proper investigation of hate crime cases in Yerevan, April Last week, images of a bloodied face of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights activist spread widely in Armenia — a victim of a mob attack in Shurnoukh village, fingering my own pussy he and several others were guests at the home of fellow LGBT armenia, Hayk Hakobyan.
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A crowd of about 15 people were with the man, and it eventually swelled to about They shouted homophobic slurs and threats, demanding that Hakobyan and his guests leave the village. Police stated that they questioned several of the attackers, but they have yet gay charge or arrest anyone.
Last April, Hakobyan was the victim of a homophobic assault in Goris. He reported it, but the perpetrators yerevan never prosecuted. Gay said one of the assailants was also among armenia recent attackers.
The criminal code does not recognize anti- LGBT hate as an aggravating criminal circumstance, and gay government bill on equality does armenia include sexual orientation and gender identity as a ground for protection from discrimination. Homophobic comments in armenia Armenian media — including by public figures — colored the public debate on the attack. Indulging hate in the short-term while hoping for better times in the long-term has never yerevan.