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    Moscow's Armenian community worried by Armenian's murder

    ITAR-TASS News Agency
    April 22, 2006 Saturday 01:27 PM EST

    Moscow's Armenian community said it would not neglect the murder of
    an Armenian man in the centre of the city on Saturday.

    "We will certainly convene on Monday. We gathered each time an
    ethnic-motivated murder occurred and thought about mechanisms
    that could prevent such incidents," the president of the Union of
    Armenians of Russia and the president of the World Armenian Congress,
    Ara Abramyan, told Ekho Moskvy radio.

    In his view such crimes can be possible only because authorities and
    society do not respond properly to the manifestations of nationalism
    and because they are left unpunished.

    "The ethnicity of the killed man does not matter because this concerns
    everybody. This is a problem for the whole of Russia. If there is
    extremism and nationalism, we must call things by their proper names
    and then such incidents may not occur again," he said.

    Earlier in the day, a young Amernian-born man was killed by a group of
    youngsters in a fight at Moscow's central Pushkinskaya metro station.

    Seven young people, including the Armenian, started fighting each other
    on the station's platform. "During the tussle one of its participants
    drew up a knife and hit a 17-year-old young man from Armenia with it
    once," a police officer told Itar-Tass.

    He said, "The injury was deadly and the young man died at the
    scene." All other young people involved in the fight escaped. No one
    was detained.

    Police have so far refrained from comments on the possible motives
    of the incident. But they did not rule out ethnic motives.

    From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress