On June 29, the California Parole Board will hold parole suitability hearing for inmate Hampig Sassounian, (CDC# C88440)

Hampig Sassounian was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment for the heinous assassination of Turkish Consul General Kemal Arikan on January 28, 1982. Sassounian shot Mr. Arikan 14 times in the chest and head. The Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide (JCAG), the militant wing of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) claimed responsibility.

Sassounian entered San Quentin Prison on June 29, 1984. Sassounian’s previous parole requests had been denied because of his violent extremism in advocating the Armenian allegation of genocide, which poses a public safety risk.

Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) is urging all Turkish Americans and friends of Turkey to sign petition to urge California Parole Board to Deny Parole to Armenian Terrorist Hampig Sassounian.


Suggested Readings:

ATAA Report on Armenian Terrorism and Armenian Terrorist Hampig Sassounian

CIA, FOIA act file: Armenian Terrorism Report