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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

GM Aronian in special prisons' chess programme!

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Grandmaster Levon Aronian will play chess against Armenian inmates, as part of a program announced by the Ministry of Justice Tuesday. Minister of Justice Hrayr Tovmasyan also told journalists that a football tournament for prisoners is being planned.

Tovmasyan said the MoJ is copying the experiences of Germany and Austria, where such programs – along with learning skills -- had proved successful in the rehabilitation of criminals, who spend about 80 percent of their days keeping busy, unlike the idle life of prisoners in Armenia.

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