YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — In a public message, Harry “Hampig” Sassounian announced on Friday, October 29, that he was in Armenia, Asbarez reported.
He said in his statement: “Dear Compatriots,With the utmost happiness I am writing to you from Armenia. After almost 40 years, I have the honor to be on Armenia’s soil, drink Armenia’s water, breathe its air and feel in a familial environment. The support you have shown throughout the years has always encouraged me and has had a positive impact during my most difficult days.I want to express my deepest gratitude to all those who wrote to me, visited me and have always kept me in their hearts. Finally, I am home. With Love, Hampig Sassounian.”
Sassounian is an Armenian-American who was sentenced to life for the 1982 assassination of Turkish Consul General Kemal Arıkan in Los Angeles. He was granted parole in March, 2021.