It is with great sorrow that the Armenian Youth Federation of the Western United States mourns the loss of a dedicated ARF member, Hratch Mouradian, who was assassinated on April 2, 2013, in a premeditated and planned act of murder. Members of the Armenian Youth Federation and participants of the AYF Youth Corps program have had the pleasure of working with Hratch Mouradian on a day camp in the village of Proshian for the last three years.
Hrach Mouradian was born on July 1, 1963 in Proshian and received his education at the Mesrob Marshdots University in Yerevan. Hrach dedicated his life to the independence of Artsakh from the fist days of the liberation movement. After the war, Hrach continued to serve his country and dedicated his career to becoming a community leader in Proshian.
This tragedy has resonated with the members of the Armenian Youth Federation and has shocked the entire Armenian population, within both the homeland and the diaspora. The Armenian Youth Federation recognizes the gravity of this saddening incident, and extends its deepest condolences to the Mouradian family, the citizens of Proshian, and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.
The AYF calls for a transparent investigation of this assassination, as well as the prosecution of responsible parties on all levels. We resolutely stand with the people of Proshian and recommit to the work we have started within this community.
Founded in 1933, the Armenian Youth Federation is the largest and most influential Armenian American youth organization in the United States, working to advance the social, political, educational and cultural awareness of Armenian-American youth.
Armenian Youth Federation – Western USA