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US Citizen Accused of Plotting to Assassinate Armenian Officials

The Facebook page of Fighters for Justice, a group that Armenian authorities allege is run by an American citizen and has called for the assassination of Armenian government officials.

Armenian authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a United States citizen they say planned a series of “terrorist attacks” and “assassinations” against senior government figures. The move appears to be connected to an aggressive government campaign against extreme nationalist opposition forces.

Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS) have identified suspect by the moniker “R.K.” In September he reportedly created a Facebook profile for a radical group, called “Fighters for Justice” (MHA). The NSS said the account, under the pseudonym “Martin Avagyan,” posted messages calling for bombings, arson attacks and assassination of politicians and has been reaching out over social media to recruit politically disillusioned Armenians.

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US Citizen Accused of Plotting to Assassinate Armenian Officials

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