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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:42 PM

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:50 AM

Panorama, Armenia
Jan 11 2018
 
 
Armenian organization attacked on Christmas Eve in Brussels

Unidentified people opened fire at the Office “Sahakyan Union” of the Armenian community in Schaerbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium, Ermenihaber reported, adding the incident took place at night of January 5. According to the source, fortunately, nobody suffered during the attack, as the door and windows of the building were damaged.  The organization does not operate currently.

It is believed the attack in the mostly Turkish-populated district of the Belgian capital was motivated by nationalism, with the source citing the date of the assault conducted on the eve of the Christmas.

Istanbul-based Agos daily reminds that the area has been a scene of violence 6 years ago, when Armenian and Assyrian organizations located in the district were a target of periodic attacks.  

Tensions have been running high in the immigrant Turkish community of Brussels, following the decree by Emir Kan, the Turkish head of the municipality, banning organization of Kurdish rallies in the district.

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 01:15 PM

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WASHINGTON—Charges have been dropped against 11 of the 15 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security team who were involved in the brutal beating of protesters on May 16 in front of the Turkish Ambassador’s residence in Washington.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District Columbia confirmed that his office filed motions to dismiss charges against seven of the defendants on February 14, and against four others in November of last year, Reuters reported.

Assault charges are still pending against four remaining members of Erdogan’s security team: Ismail Dalkiran, Servet Erkan, Ahmet Karabay, and Mehmet Sarman, according to Reuters.

In December, prosecutors reached a plea deal, through which charges against the assailants, who were indicted in July, were reduced by dropping multiple bias and hate crimes charges.

Prosecutors in November requested a judge to drop the charges against four members of Erdogan’s security team, and the charges against seven others were dropped in February before now-outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Turkey to meet with Erdogan, reported The Hill.

U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal that the prosecutors were not pressured to drop the charges, saying that investigators had misidentified some suspects and did not have enough evidence against others.

Armenian National Committee of America Executive Director Aram Hamparian was videotaping live at the scene of the May 16th attack, which took place in front of the Turkish Ambassador’s residence where President Erdogan was scheduled to have a closed-door meeting with think tank leaders. Hamparian’s video showed pro-Erdogan forces crossing a police line and beating peaceful protesters – elderly men and several women – who were on the ground bleeding during most of the attack.

Hamparian testified before a May 25th Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on this matter. Joining him at the hearing were Ms. Lusik Usoyan, Founder and President of the Ezidi Relief Fund; Mr. Murat Yusa, a local businessman and protest organizer; and Ms. Ruth Wedgwood, Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Usoyan and Yusa were victims of the brutal assault on May 16th by President Erdogan’s bodyguards.

On June 6, with a vote of 397 to 0, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously condemned Turkey in response to the attacks, taking a powerful stand against Ankara’s attempts to export its violence and intolerance to America’s shores. H.Res.354, spearheaded by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), Ranking Democrat Eliot Engel (D-NY), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), has received the public backing of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). On July 14th, the U.S. House also unanimously adopted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Bill, championed by Armenian Caucus Co-Chairman David Trott (R-MI), raising objections to a proposed U.S. sale of handguns for use by the very Erdogan security detail involved in the May 16th attack.

On July 19, senior members of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX), Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Co-Chairman Jim McGovern (D-MA), and Representatives Jim Costa (D-CA) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) condemned Turkish President Erdogan’s violent actions – both in Turkey and the U.S. – during “A Stand for Free Speech” held at the site of the May 16th attacks. The press conference and rally was organized by the ANCA, in coordination with the Sheridan Circle May 16 Initiative (including many victims of the beatings), and a host of Kurdish, Armenian, Greek, Assyrian, and Christian groups including the American Kurdish Association (AKA), In Defense of Christians, American Hellenic Council, Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights, A Demand for Action, Hellenic American Leadership Council, AHEPA, and the Armenian Youth Federation.

The May 16 protest in front of the Turkish Ambassador’s residence was a continuation of a demonstration held earlier in the day in front of the White House, co-hosted by the ANCA. As President Trump met with President Erdogan. human rights and religious rights groups were joined by representatives of the Kurdish, Yezidi and Armenian communities to call attention to the Erdogan regime’s escalating repression against free press, the Kurdish and other ethnic communities, as well as Turkey’s ongoing obstruction of justice for the Armenian Genocide.



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:38 AM

I'm not surprised at all, the charges were a mere formality to show justice is being done when in reality it is NOT!



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:42 AM

Armenian Weekly
April 4 2018
 
 
Sentencing Hearing for Pro-Erdogan Attackers Set for Tomorrow; U.S. Kurdish, Armenian, and Yezidi Communities Await Justice

By Anna Mehrabyan on April 4, 2018

 
 

Nearly a year ago, on May 16, a small coalition of Kurdish, Yezidi, and Armenian peaceful protesters were brutally attacked and beaten by a group of pro- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan civilians and Turkish security personnel and diplomatic staff near the Turkish Ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C., where they had gathered in protest of the Turkish President’s arrival.

The Armenian National Committee of America’s (ANCA) Aram Hamparian was on-site and filmed the attack and immediate aftermath. Erdogan was on his way from a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, where Trump touted the relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, saying “We’ve had a great relationship and we will make it even better. We look forward to having very strong and solid discussions.”

This week, that same coalition of communities awaits the sentencing for two U.S. citizens Eyup Yildirim of New Jersey and Sinan Narin of Virginia, who are the only attackers of the 19 indicted who have been arrested. The sentencing hearing is scheduled before the D.C. Superior Court on April 5 at 10 a.m.

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Sinan Narin and Eyup Yildirim (Photos: Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Twitter)

Both defendants were arrested in June and despite being charged with hate crimes and facing up to 15 years in prison, eventually plead guilty to aggravated assault, and agreed to a plea deal that recommends only one year and one day in prison, and a $12,500 fine, even though the crime could lead to a ten year sentence. At the sentencing hearing, Judge Marisa Demeo will be able to raise or lower that sentence, based on mitigating or aggravating factors including community impact statements and victim statements. The Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights (ALC) has submitted a Community Impact Statement calling for the severest punishment available under the law.

The civilian protestors who had gathered just hours after the Trump-Erdogan meeting were law-abiding. Several of them held signs advocating for the release of Selahattin Demirtaş, the Kurdish leader of the Turkish pro-minority People’s Democratic Party (HDP)—a party which includes Armenian-Turkish parliamentarian Garo Paylan. It was a mixed group of men, women, and some children, who had gathered to express their opinions in opposition to Erdogan’s regime.

Murat Yasa, one of the protesters, later testified, “I was there to protest against [Erdogan’s] direct attack on Kurds in Turkey. I was there to protest against the unlawful imprisonment of Kurdish opposition… At any given time, there was at least five to six men over each one of the protesters… I turned around and saw one of the woman protesters, Lucy Usoyan… She was grabbed by two of the bodyguards, and being punched. I ran over to help her, but was kicked to the floor myself. Thereafter, more than 4 men brutally and repeatedly kicked me, as I laid on the cement floor. As I attempted to get up, I was kicked back to the ground each time.”

Nineteen people, the majority of whom were members of Mr. Erdogan’s security detail were charged with violations of D.C. law including assault with a dangerous weapon, as well as with hate crimes.

Unfortunately, despite efforts to promptly respond to the outburst of violence, of the 19 perpetrators, only two are U.S. citizens and therefore physically present for arrest. Two of the accused are Canadians, and the other 15 are Turkish citizens no longer in the U.S. There was no reported effort to extradite those individuals, and initially, according to the US Attorney’s office for Washington, D.C., should the bodyguards return to D.C., they will be arrested.

But just over a week ago, it became public that the government had quietly dropped charges against 11 of the 15 men, citing problems properly identifying them. Not only are their faces documented and clearly recognizable in video footage, but the New York Times was even able to identify the actions of each attacker specifically. It is shameful that a newspaper has conducted more investigation into an attack on peaceful protesters than the U.S. government. Many of these individuals were part of an official security detail and to cite trouble identifying them nearly a year later after an indictment is practically nonsensical.

Moreover, these charges were dropped just one day before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with President Erdogan, timing which falls squarely into a history of U.S. State Department policy of appeasing Turkey. A State Department spokesperson commented that State had nothing to do with the charges being dropped and that “this is what an independent judiciary looks like.” If that timeline is anything more than a coincidence, then the implications are severe. It would indicate open political interference into the U.S. judicial process.

Ironically, many of the Erdogan government’s actions against Kurdish, Yezidi, and Armenian groups hit directly at the very right to protest that these individuals found themselves under physical attack and harm for. The current Erdogan regime, which continues a hateful government-campaign to deny the Armenian Genocide, has a remarkably spotty history when it comes to free speech. The only person in Turkey jailed for a building code violation was Armenian writer Sevan Nisanyan, who many believe was imprisoned for his speech on the Armenian Genocide and criticism of Islam. In Nov. 2016, the activities of about 370 NGOs were suspended, over half of them Kurdish groups. Among the thousands of academics dismissed were around 400 who signed a peace petition calling for an end to army abuses against Kurds in the southeast. According to the Journalists’ Union of Turkey, an estimated 2,500 journalists and media workers have lost their jobs since July 2016. There are now at least 165 journalists, writers and media workers in prison, making Turkey the biggest jailer of journalists in the world.

It should be offensive enough in the 21st century that any country, let alone a member of NATO, should act with such blatant disregard for the right to dissent, but this case of brutality has shown us that this disregard is not confined by any sense of “national sovereignty” and certainly does not stop at Turkey’s borders. Moreover, that this attack was born out of that disregard is not merely speculative, but directly echoed by Turkish state media who reported that because “police did not heed Turkish demands to intervene,” Erdogan’s security team and Turkish citizens moved in and “dispersed them” themselves.

Far from being an isolated incident, this same scenario played out yet again just a few months later inside the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square where Erdogan was giving an address to a reception in his honor. Bodyguards were, once again, captured on camera beating up U.S. protesters. Just several hours later, Mr. Trump introduced the Turkish President saying, “It’s a great honor and privilege — because he’s become a friend of mine — to introduce President Erdogan of Turkey.” Mr. Trump later told reporters, “He’s running a very difficult part of the world. He’s involved very, very strongly and, frankly, he’s getting very high marks.”

It has to be noted that the White House chose not to comment on the Washington D.C. brutality earlier that year, despite bipartisan condemnation from senators including John McCain and Dianne Feinstein. It stands especially at odds when placed alongside the White House’s aggressive calls against political correctness and the lip-service paid to the preservation of free speech. Still, once again we see the effects that ignoring Turkish violence has on President Erdogan’s confidence that that violence will go unpunished, especially now that the charges against most of his bodyguards themselves were dropped. It is almost unfathomable that men who were caught on camera beating civilians will face no punishment or even charges should they return to the United States.

The only small consequence left is for Sinan Narin and Eyup Yildirim themselves. It remains to be seen what sentence will be given for the only two individuals to face charges because of this attack. And though a sentence taking into account the gravity of their actions is absolutely necessary and certainly a good start, it will only be one step in unraveling the tight knot that is the U.S.’ failure to forcefully confront oppressive Turkish policies.

We hope at the least, our judiciary can remain independent and stand as a guardian against foreign government interference in our most sacred rights as citizens on our own soil.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 09:39 AM

Armenian Weekly
April 5 2018
 
 
D.C. Attackers Yildirim and Narin Receive One Year and One Day in Prison; ANCA Says Light Sentences Chill Free Speech in America

By Contributor on April 5, 2018

Court Rubber Stamps Plea Agreement Despite Powerful Statements by Armenian Legal Center and Victims of the Attack  

WASHINGTON—Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian, a witness to the May 16, 2017, Recep Tayyip Erdogan-ordered attacks on peaceful protesters in Washington, D.C., sharply criticized a Washington DC Superior Court ruling today which gave light sentences to two of the Turkish American attackers. They had initially been charged with hate crimes and other violations and faced up to 15 years of incarceration.

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A scene from the May 16, 2017 beating (Photo: VOA Turkish service)

Eyup Yildirim and Sinan Narin received sentences of one year and one day in prison, with credit for time served; three years of supervised release; and a fine of $100 each.

“This decision should worry every American,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian.  “Today’s light sentences—on top of the Administration dropping most charges and failing to seek any extraditions of Erdogan’s bodyguards – threatens to chill the free exercise of the First Amendment rights of Americans of Armenian or any other heritage to protest the actions of a foreign government.”

“As Americans, it’s our right to raise our voices on any issue – foreign or domestic – free from fear of violent attack, and confident that those who violate our rights will be brought to justice. Sadly, that has not been the case in response to Erdogan’s open export of his regime’s violence to the streets of Washington, DC.  This backwards “Turkey First” approach defends foreign attackers instead of protecting American freedoms,” concluded Hamparian.

Hamparian and representatives of the ANCA and the Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights (ALC) were on hand at District of Columbia Superior Court when Judge Marisa Demeo announced the ruling for Yildirim and Narin, two of the 19 perpetrators indicted for the brutal beatings, which included 15 members of Turkish President Erdogan’s security detail, and two Canadians, who have reportedly since repatriated to Turkey. All 19 defendants were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, with a bias crime enhancement—charges of hate crimes—which carry a maximum 15 years prison sentence. The court decision overlooked hate-crimes component of the charges, which have been reduced to one charge of assault.

Judge Demeo’s decision came despite powerful community impact and victim impact statements offered by the ALC’s Kate Nahapetian and several of the targets of the attacks including Ms. Lusik Usoyan, Founder and President of the Ezidi Relief Fund and Mr. Murat Yusa, a local businessman and protest organizer, and Abbas Azzizi.  Yildirim was videotaped kicking Yusa in the head and face multiple times while he was on the ground in a prone position resulting in a concussion, a broken tooth, two loose teeth and head laceration that required five stitches.  Usoyan was knocked unconscious by Narin and others during the attack, leading to a concussion, memory loss, and dizziness which required repeated visits to the hospital for treatment.  Usoyan, Yusa and Azzizi were allowed to make oral statements to court in addition written statements.

“The case against Sinan Narin and Eyup Yildirim is not just about a violent assault, which on its own should merit severe punishment, but it is a case closely associated with a coordinated assault by foreign government security forces on the bodies of our citizens and on our foundational principles of free assembly and speech,” stated ALC Executive Director Kate Nahapetian.  “The world is watching. But more importantly, the people of America are watching, the police who had to risk their lives protecting women and children from Narin and Yildirim and unhinged armed foreign security personnel are watching, the protesters who were severely bloodied, beaten and suffered lasting physical injuries and emotional trauma are watching, and Armenian Americans who will be protesting Turkey’s state-sponsored denial of the Armenian Genocide in just a few weeks on April 24, are watching to see, if they will be safe in DC.”

The ALC’s complete statement is available at: http://armenianlegal...ment-4.5.18.pdf

Yildirim and Narin were arrested on June 14, 2017 and have been in jail since.  They have been the darlings of the Erdogan Administration, with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu proudly tweeting after a September, 2017 visit, “We visit and send the love and regards of our nation to our brothers Sinan Narin and Eyup Yildirim, who are under arrest in Washington.”  On March 22nd, they were visited by several members of the Turkish Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, including Chairman Volkan Bozkir, who tweeted photos with the smiling prisoners.

The court decision follows news, first reported by the Wall Street Journal in March, that charges against 11 of the 15 members of Erdogan’s security detail had been dropped – four on November 7, 2017, the day Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim flew to Washington for talks;  seven on February 14th, the day before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travelled to Ankara for meetings with President Erdogan.  The State Department claims that the timing of the dropped charges was simply a coincidence.  Senate and House Members immediately expressed concerns, with senior Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) noted “I am deeply alarmed that the Trump Administration prefers to appease Erdogan over upholding the rights of Americans to protest peacefully without fear of violence from foreign security forces. Yet again, this Administration is trampling on the rule of law.”  House Foreign Affairs Committee member Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif), noted: “If this is as it appears, the decision sends exactly the wrong signal to Erdogan, who is aligning his authoritarian government with radical Islamists and who carries out the same sort of brutal attacks on his own citizens as he allowed, within his sight, to be committed on American soil. This outrage must not go unpunished.”  New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell has called for a Department of Justice investigation into the matter.

ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian was videotaping live at the scene of the May 16, 2017 attack, which took place in front of the Turkish Ambassador’s residence where President Erdogan was scheduled to have a closed-door meeting with think tank leaders. Hamparian’s video showed pro-Erdogan forces crossing a police line and beating peaceful protesters—elderly men and several women— who were on the ground bleeding during most of the attack.

Hamparian testified before a May 25th Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on this matter. Joining him at the hearing were Usoyan, Yusa, and Ms. Ruth Wedgwood, Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Usoyan and Yusa were victims of the brutal assault on May 16 by President Erdogan’s bodyguards.

On June 6, 2017, with a vote of 397 to 0, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously condemned Turkey in response to the attacks, taking a powerful stand against Ankara’s attempts to export its violence and intolerance to America’s shores. H.Res.354, spearheaded by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Ranking Democrat Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), has received the public backing of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). On July 14, 2017, the U.S. House also unanimously adopted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Bill, championed by Armenian Caucus Co-Chairman David Trott (R-Mich.), raising objections to a proposed U.S. sale of handguns for use by the very Erdogan security detail involved in the May 16th attack.  Efforts to block the gun sale continued in the U.S. Senate, with the successful Appropriations Committee adoption of an amendment by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice-Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in September.  The Trump Administration officially withdrew its controversial proposal to allow the sale of U.S. semi-automatic handguns to Turkey shortly thereafter.

On July 19, 2017, senior members of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Ted Poe (R-Tex.), Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Co-Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), and Representatives Jim Costa (D-Calif.) and John Sarbanes (D-Md.) condemned Turkish President Erdogan’s violent actions—both in Turkey and the U.S.—during “A Stand for Free Speech” held at the site of the May 16th attacks. The press conference and rally was organized by the ANCA, in coordination with the Sheridan Circle May 16 Initiative (including many victims of the beatings), and a host of Kurdish, Armenian, Greek, Assyrian, and Christian groups including the American Kurdish Association (AKA), In Defense of Christians, American Hellenic Council, Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights, A Demand for Action, Hellenic American Leadership Council, AHEPA, and the Armenian Youth Federation.

The May 16 protest in front of the Turkish Ambassador’s residence was a continuation of a demonstration held earlier in the day in front of the White House, co-hosted by the ANCA. As President Trump met with President Erdogan. human rights and religious rights groups were joined by representatives of the Kurdish, Yezidi and Armenian communities to call attention to the Erdogan regime’s escalating repression against free press, the Kurdish and other ethnic communities, as well as Turkey’s ongoing obstruction of justice for the Armenian Genocide.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:28 AM

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:42 AM

we will be marching.. thats all we do... we march,. we will bent our neck...  we will not change But We will march to some mustly empty building that has furkish consulate & furkish flag in it... thats what our big big brother needs us to do. march 3 mils... 6000 steps..  yelling... protesting... and be massacred again.. be humiliated by furks flaying nonsense over our heads... 


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