ARF Family Loses Two Veteran Activists

Hovsep Barazian and Dr. Georgette Avakian

Hovsep Barazian and Dr. Georgette Avakian

On Wednesday, two veteran leaders of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation passed away, leaving behind a legacy of activism and advocacy for the Armenian Cause.

The ARF Central Committee of Greece announced the passing of Hovsep Barazian, a long-time editor of the Athens-based Azat Or newspaper, the official publication of the ARF of Greece. In addition to his duties as editor, Barazian had also served as a member of the ARF Central Committee of Greece and worked as a fieldworker to advance the ARF’s activities in the various Armenian communities in Greece.

Long-time leader of the Armenian National Committee of Israel, Dr. Georgette Avakian, also passed away on Wednesday. For decades Avakian was at the forefront of advocating and advancing the issue of importance to the Armenian community in Israel, among them the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

Asbarez extends heartfelt condolences to the families, relatives of Barazian and Avakian, as well as the members of the communities in which they served. May they rest in peace.


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