In 2014, my criminal case material was translated, officially notarized, and sent to you in the Netherlands.
This time for “Prison Notes” I’ve interviewed Michael O’Brien, who spent eleven years in a British prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
I am a life-term prisoner from the Republic of Armenia, whose destiny is somewhat similar to yours, the only difference being that your struggle for the recognition of a judicial mistake yielded its results long ago, while mine still lingers.
Your Holiness Supreme Pontiff, I am pleading you in this open letter to make an appealfor Christian mercy to the RA President Serzh Sargsyan, summoning him to release Soghomon Kocharyan, a worthy son of the Armenian nation, in compliance with law,or to grant amnesty to him.
Now, as back then, I still believe that if the two had the chance to see each other more often Suzy wouldn’t have chosen to end her life so tragically. Soghomon believes this as well. When they take me out to the yard for exercise, I sometimes bump into Soghomon and talk to him for a few minutes. It’s during these brief encounters that Soghomon has told me so.
Every day, I set about to bring my day of return closer yet. I clearly picture myself walking to the Slavonic University and the Hetq office. Thus, I ask that you reserve a spot for me near the window. I long for the sun’s light and warmth, and cordial human contact.
All this happens easily when the immune system of the nation and society, counteracting foreign norms, is weakened and is unable to fight the "virus" imported from the outside world.
Now I am trying to approach every line I write with more responsibility. It obliges you, when you are entrusted with the task of writing for the press. I'm not a journalist by profession, though I would like to read some guidelines on journalism for beginners.
But to my great amazement, at the start of the new year, I received an offer from Hetq’s chief editor to write articles for the site and also have the possibility of becoming a columnist.