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Another Chance to Address Homophobic Violence in Armenia

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Click to expand Image Rainbow flags for sale are photographed on June 24, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters Earlier this month, Armenia’s Criminal Court of Appeal ruled there had not been a proper investigation into a violent homophobic attack two years ago against a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists. The court ordered a re-investigation, giving Armenia’s law enforcement agencies a second chance to deliver justice in the case. In August 2018, a crowd of about 30 men violently assaulted the activists in Shurnoukh, a village in southern Armenia. The crowd shouted homophobic…

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