Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Dear readers,

The conditions in Armenia and Artsakh are changing very fast and in a very bad way.

The depopulating of the strategic territory of Lachin and the recent arrest of Diaspora Armenia Zhirair Sefilian who was a strong oppositionist to the NKR Government’s mismanagement of Lachin are indicators of some very bad things to come and most so for the Armenian families living in Lachin.

As recently reported in the HETQ story I reposted about the Artsakh President promising to fix the problems in Lachin in a month, I can say that the President’s claims of fixing things are all lies. This is not just speculation on my part, but reliable information from within the government tells me that the NKR Government is working very hard to further silence and cover up the conditions in Lachin. Of course when we see no changes in the next few weeks our speculation will become a fact.

The time has come for action from the Diaspora to come to the aid of Armenian families in Lachin who are living in deplorable conditions and facing starvation this winter.

It’s great that we have secured hundreds of signatures on a petition to the NKR government, but since we know now that there have been no changes to conditions in Lachin to relieve the suffering to the people there, we now need to put our money where our mouths are and send direct financial assistance to those suffering, thus also sending a message to the NKR Government that we really do care and are in a sense taking matters into our own hands.

The Shahan Natalie Family Foundation, Inc., which I represent in Artsakh has come up with a program that I encourage all our readers to get involved with. It is called HAND-TO-HAND and gets our financial contributions directly into the hands of those that are truly in need, fully bypassing corruption. In addition to this, we will empower common citizens of Artsakh to deliver our help to the people of Lachin.

You can read about the program by clicking here.

We are taking donations of any denomination, which will collectively be dispersed in $200 increments.

Your tax-deductible contributions can be made with a credit-card on-line securly via Paypal by clicking on the donation button below, or you may send checks and money-orders made payable to:

The Shahan Natalie Family Foundation, Inc.
3727 West Magnolia Blvd., Suite 215
Burbank, CA 91505

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