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Another brutal military hazing: This time in Armenia

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News.AZ Excerpt:

Several more crimes have been registered in the units of the Armenian armed forces in Azerbaijan’s occupied territories.

Soldiers Asatryan and Arsen Markaryan suffered severe bodily injuries as a result of hazing at Madagiz’s military base, reliable sources told News.Az. Both soldiers of the regiment carrying out their duties were beaten wildly by unit commander Ashot Gevorkyan when they refused  to clean the washing place. It also came out that on the same day Gagik Martirosyan, a soldier of the 2nd regiment, was taken to hospital having his finger broken in unclear circumstances.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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