By Wally Sarkeesian: October 5, 2017 We had the honor to meet and interview Judith Saryan in yerevan and today Live on Facebook. she is passionately following the life of Zabel Yessayan. she is also launch Artsakh’s Second Annual Human Rights Essay Contest. The contest is initiated and run by Artsakh’s Human Rights Ombudsman, Ruben Melikyan, with support from Judith Saryan.
The contest has two objectives: First, the contest will introduce the students of Artsakh to a leading Armenian writer and human rights activist who bridged the history of both Western and Eastern Armenia in the early 20th century. Zabel Yessayan was a pioneering author and political activist who fought for human rights and free speech in the Ottoman Empire, Soviet Armenia, and the Soviet Union. However, as Yessayan’s works are largely excluded from literature curricula across schools in Artsakh, most of the local youth are unfamiliar with the inspiring life and writings of this groundbreaking writer.
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