Request for immediate liquidation of an organised hate group

“Right Side” trans human rights defender NGO shared a video on their social page today, where an Armenian man, named Vahe Yeghiazaryan beat and insulted a trans person in the centre, live streamed on the internet the violence, promoted hate and calls of violence towards LGBT community in Armenia. In another video called “Kill Transgender People on the Streets of Yerevan”, Karen Arayan and Vahe Yeghiazaryan openly call on others to beat transgender people wherever they meet them. 

Karen Arayan is the president of “Luysi banak” (Army of light), registered in the the Agency for State Register of Legal Persons as a MILITARY-PATRIOTIC, CHARITABLE NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION. 

Today  “Luysi banak” MILITARY PATRIOTIC, CHARITABLE NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION posted the certificate of acknowledgment of Vahe Eghiazaryan, awarded for patriotic activities, signed and sealed by the president Karen Arayan. The post can be accessed here. (Screenshot attached)

Later on the youtube channel of “Luysi Banak” posted a video “Killed the transgender on the streets of Yerevan/LONG LIVE VAHE, where Vahe Eghiazaryan mentions that he is released from the police, because of the “respect towards him”. The video can be accessed here.  

The Dignity Movement finds that the Police has not taken adequate measures, and showed inaction in preventing further spread and escalation of hate and violence. Additionally, it can be assumed that police support such actions, since the perpetrator is released “because of the Police respect towards him”. 

The Dignity Movement identifies this incident as hate crime, supported by a NGO, which in fact has a criminal subculture. In fact this brutal case disturbed the public peace and the well being of the LGBT community is under the risk. The community members report fear, sociophobia and thoughts of not showing in public spaces. 

Dignity Movement is submitting a request to the Ombudsman of the Republic of Armenia against Police inaction and to the Ministry of Justice to immediately start the forced liquidation of the “Luysi banak” MILITARY PATRIOTIC, CHARITABLE NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION for inciting hatred and promoting violence.

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Dance of Dignity I Episode 4: Peace

We the youth of the United Nations -to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and -to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and -to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and -to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, And for these ends -to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and -to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and -to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, and -to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples, Have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims.

discussion about peace – Inafisinaf (philosopher, political scientist, artist)

thematic art exhibition – Acédia (paintings on canvas) &

live music performance – Chemical Wedding

location: “Gratun” Youth Consesus

entrance: free

Dance of Dignity I Episode 3: Independence

Dignity Movement, expressing the united will of the independent and liberal youth of Armenia, Artsakh and the diaspora, realizing its responsibility towards the fate of the Armenian youth in the implementation of the aspirations of all youth and the establishment of democracy, based on the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the RA Constitution, developing the democratic traditions of the independent Republic of Armenia started in the 2018 after the revolution, setting the task of reforming the cultural, political, legal and social system, acting for dignity of the Armenian youth,
is Declaring
the beginning of the process of mobilization of the independent and free youth.

Location: “Gratun” Youth Consesus

Entrance: free

Dance of Dignity I Episode 2: TechnoTheater

The Techno Theater is the first Armenian neo-futuristic techno-musical performance with four acts that re sense the importance of aesthetics and functionality of rapidly developing cities. The essence of the play is seen as a transition, a trip, into a belief in a better future, which is impossible without modern technology. It is an innovative experimental theater based on honesty and aesthetics.
The four performers in the acts are the Hero, Thunderer, The Unknown, and the Masked.
Each of the four acts represents the life of an artist embedded in a 90-minute techno musical performance as trips to the happiness.
All the pillars of happiness that are different from one another and can not exist without each other are built and strengthened only passing through all four pathways.
The leaders of this trip are the four best artists in the world. Their music is heard from Bahrain to Amsterdam, in a whole Continent.
The spirit of the trip is sleepless and free, the precondition of the trip is one: self-expression…


The tickets are available at.
▪Russian drama theatre named after K. Stanislavsky, Abovyan str. 7,
▪The Corner Cafe , Teryan st. 42/19, and
▪Idram Payment System – online

▪ Tøtal
▪ Nancy Movs
▪ Alan Smithee
▪ KamavoSian

Dance of Dignity I Episode 1: Eco

With the utmost enthusiasm, honor and dignity, we are thrilled to invite you to participate in the first massive rave to promote environmental protection. This time, part of the income will be donated to support the development of eco-systems and eco-tourism in Armenia.

The main objectives of the event are
• To promote the love for nature and the development of ecotourism in Armenia.
• To develop electronic music in Armenia and to promote widely the art works of native artists.

We believe that the new Armenia should be presented to the World with Honor, becoming the new center of electronic music, so do come and Dance for dignity, for the environment and for the new Armenia.

Location: Arno Babajanyan Concert Hall,
Address: Yerevan, Abovyan str. 2
Date: October 26, 2019
Start: Upstairs: 21:00 | Downstairs: 23:30
End: 06:00


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All-Bert b2b Makhmurian
Henna Onna b2b Gag-M
Leo Aniram b2b Kaí
Nancy Movs
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[SoundCloud Links]

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Alan Smithee

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[SoundCloud Links]

October 14-20 4000 AMD
October 21-26 6000 AMD
On door: 8000 AMD

You can get tickets

Idram Payment System
The Corner Cafe
El Chillout
Mirzoyan Library
2nd Floor 2րդ Հարկ
Resident Advisor