Ten residents of Sari Tagh, a neighborhood in the Erebuni district in Yerevan where a group of armed men calling themselves the Daredevils of Sassoun seized a police station last summer, continue to remain in pre-trial detention after confrontation with security forces 10 months ago. Their families are now fighting for their release.
What does it mean “to be like Armenia?” In this personal essay, Maria Titizian tries to find the answers to that question following the awards ceremony for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. “To be like us means having few choices and limited opportunities. To be like us means being subjected to genocide a century ago and today being subjected to the interests and whims of global powers.”
In exactly one year from now, the Armenian nation will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of an independent Armenian republic during the final months of the First World War. In a special report, Professor Ara Sanjian of the University of Michigan-Dearborn writes about the significance of May 28 in modern Armenian history and its controversial trajectory in the Diaspora.