Armenians holds a memory event under tight security

Armenians holds a memory event under tight security
# 27 February 2013 22:32 (UTC +04:00)

Moscow. Farid Akbarov-APA. In Moscow, Armenians held an event “Remembrance day for the victims of Sumgayit incidents in 1988”.

Only Armenians nobody else were allowed to attend the event, held at the Central House of Writers in Russian capital, Moscow bureau of APA reports. The event was held under tight security and no one was permitted to enter the hall except of those whom the organizers knew personally.

After the incident at the National Assembly of France (two Azerbaijani students were brutally beaten by French MPs and Armenians at the National Assembly of France where Sumgait incidents anniversary were held), the Armenian organizers of the Moscow event decided not allow representatives of other nations to attend the ceremony: "Therefore we have used even a special security check," APA reports.

An hour before the event, area near the Central House of Writers was taken under the protection of special police units.

Although name of the event was written as “the 25th anniversary of independence movement in Artsakh” on the website of Armenian Union in Russia, yesterday it was changed to “ A memory event for the victims of Sumgait incidents in 1988"

Ambassador of Armenia to Russia Oleg Yesayan attended the ceremony as well.

APA's Moscow bureau correspondent was not allowed to the event either. Representatives of the Moscow mayor's office, who were in the area, along with the security service, asked the correspondent for not to attend the event. They explained it by the fact that only Armenians had been invited to the event.

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