Thursday, March 19, 2009

Prisoner Death.

Today they found the hanged body of a prisoner in the attic of the Erebuni prison in Yerevan. The prisoner is Armen Khachatrian - a political prisoner jailed because he is a Jehovah's Witness and refused to carry arms.

The powers that be say that there are no signs of force on his body and they say it's a suicide. But anyone who knows the Jehovah's Witnesses knows that suicide is one of the big sins. What makes me even more suspicious is that the body was found in an attic.

While there is no way to be sure that Armen Khachatrian did not break while being imprisoned, the history teaches us that the Jehovah's Witnesses can be very resilient. They face discrimination and threats throughout the world and even Hitler used to execute them for treason as they refused to take part in his war crimes.

I just hope that when the regime collapses and law and order returns to Armenia, we can restore the Article 14 of the Constitution and no longer have people imprisoned for their faith, political views and what not.


Ani said...

How a prisoner makes it all by himself to an attic is quite a mystery.

I tried a search on Google involving "Jehovah's Witnesses" and "suicide rate" but it's impossible to filter out the propaganda. One story I looked at said how common it was and the other how uncommon it was.

The happiest person I ever knew was a Jehovah's Witness...

Hayaser said...

thats very sad, i am in mourning
any death of my ppl in my own homeland (regardless of their beliefs/actions) is a loss to our Hayutyun