Her Pain is Our Pain

by UHRC on 10/10/10 at 12:26 pm


Zaruhi Petrosyan

On October 1, 2010, Zaruhi Petrosyan, a 20-year-old mother of two was beaten to death by her husband and mother-in-law over attempts to extort money from her and her family. Zaruhi is one of the many women in Armenia who are victims of domestic violence.

Please read more about the story:

Barsoumian: Domestic Abuse? What Abuse? …She Fell and Died!

Nazarian: Joining Forces Against Domestic Violence in Armenia

Manjikian: A Letter to Zaruhi

In the Name of Zaruhi: A Call to Action




One Response to “Her Pain is Our Pain”

  1. arno khachatrian

    Oct 11th, 2010

    as an armenian myself i am outraged by this story and being of the male gender i am even more mad that a man would do this to a woman, i say life inprisonment to the husband and mother in law, this is horrific. if you can tell me a way i will proudly write a letter to the prime minister of armenia letting him know how horrible we feel about this as armenian american’s , armenian american flood in millions and millions of money into armenia so the country will have a better future not for horrible acts like this to happen and the money to fatten the stomaches of the police force.

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