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Armenia: Fascist Rubo (Hayrapetyan)

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Armenia, Economics & Business, Freedom of Speech, Governance, LGBTQ+, Politics, Sport

With anti-gay hysteria [1] breaking out in nationalist and official circles [2], Unzipped: Gay Armenia now reports that Ruben Hayrapetyan, a ruling Republican Party MP and President of the Armenian Football Association, has joined in by declaring that homosexuals should be ‘punished.’ One of Armenia's notorious oligarchs also known as ‘Nemetz (German) Rubo,’ the blog says that one social media user has suggested he change his nickname to ‘Fascist Rubo.’ [3]