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May 28, 2004

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Haglund Murder: Police, embassy not giving up information in killing of US citizen


After a week of investigation, police are not saying if a motive has been uncovered in the killing of United States citizen Joshua Haglund. Police are, however, calling the crime “premeditated murder”.

Haglund, 33, was found with stab wounds in the backyard of his Yerevan apartment in the evening of May 17. He died of the wounds while awaiting emergency medical aid. He is believed to be the first American to be murdered in Armenia.

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Defending Defense: NCI roundtable stirs debate on military matters

By Gayane Mkrtchyan

A forum last week on the role of the Army of the Republic of Armenia turned into something like a trial, as high-ranking officers reacted to comments and criticisms of experts and average citizens concerned that the army is more like punishment than service.

The forum was sponsored by the National Citizens’ Initiative Research Center (NCI). In his opening remarks, director Raffi Hovannisian stressed that the army is one of the most prominent social concerns in Armenia. Other meetings on the issue will be held periodically, he said

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Built to Last: A Georgian Armenian’s house plans for eternity

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