Consul General Liloyan Visits Armenian Inmates

LOS ANGELES–Armenia’s Consul General in Los Angeles, Armen Liloyan, visited on Saturday, January 10 the North County Correctional Facility to meet with Armenian inmates and assess their detention conditions.

Speaking to more than 30 inmates, who expect to have their trial in the jail, Liloyan briefed them about the responsibilities of the Consulate General in protecting the interests of the citizens of Armenia abroad.

The Armenian diplomat conveyed his New Year and Christmas greetings to the inmate community and encouraged them to remain faithful Armenia’s, with hope and good expectations.

He spoke of the value of repentance in everyone’s life and expressed his hope that after being released from prison the inmates will not recourse to actions that may lead to their imprisonment and they will reintegrate as law-abiding members of society, enjoying vast opportunities for development in a lawful way.

The meeting was followed by a dinner for the inmates offering different recipes of Armenian cuisine and accompanied by live Armenian music.

The Consul General and a high ranking jail official also discussed some issues pertaining to Armenian inmate community.

Consul General Liloyan was accompanied by Vice-Consul Sahak Sargsyan, Rev. Father Bartev and Chaplain Ohanes of the Western Prelacy of Armenian Apostolic Church of America.

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