Writer and publicist Sevan Nishanian awarded with William Saroyan Medal of the RA Ministry of Diaspora

Armenian political prisoner of Istanbul, writer and publicist Sevan Nishanian has been awarded with the William Saroyan Medal of the RA Ministry of Diaspora through his lawyer. Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, President of “Veradardz” (Return) Foundation Aragats Akhoyan, who has personally transferred the medal to Sevan Nishanian’s lawyer, told journalists that Armenia took this step to show the Turkish government that the Armenian intellectual is not alone.

“We had organized an event there in support of Nishanian, and Sevan Nishanian’s mother from Canada expressed her appreciation to us via a long distance phone call,” Akhoyan said. Talking about the possible release of Sevan Nishanian, the Deputy said his state of being is not too promising.

“We have to do everything we can to change his measure of restraint. Sevan Nishanian was arrested for being Armenian, not for illegal acts,” the speaker added.

Let us remind that the Turkish authorities wish to condemn Sevan Nishanian for 17 years.

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