Liberals condemn socialists for accepting hate crime | ALDE Party

Liberals condemn socialists for accepting hate crime

21/05/2012
No hate crime

Only days after the parliamentary elections in Armenia on 6 May 2012, a homemade bomb targeted a bar, called “DIY,” which is seen as a haven for “free thinkers” and welcomes the often-shunned gay community of Yerevan.

European liberals deplore the fact that the perpetrators of this hate crime were posted bail by parliamentarians of the ARF party, a member of the Socialist International. ARF MPs Artsvik Minasyan and Hrayr Karapetyan reportedly posted the one million dram (approximately USD 2,500) bail to free the assailants.