Greek Women Tortured.
The Argus (melbourne).
Aug 3, 1915.
Ghastly details of the massacres of
Armenians by Turks in Asia Minor
have been received in Athens.
At Marsivan 600 Armenians were accused
of having concealed arms. They were
marched outside the town, where they
offered to give up their arms, which they
had retained in self-defence. While a small
party was allowed to return to show where
the arms were concealed, the remainder
Several Greeks at Marsivan were com-
pelled to dig a trench as a grave before
they were shot. Greek women were given
the alternatives of embracing the Islam
religion or death. They refused to change
their religion. Their lives were spared, but
they were left to the mercy of the soldiers
and compelled to accompany the troops on
a long march. Some fell exhausted, and
were abandoned with their babies. A
German orphanage sent ambulances to
rescue the survivors who were lying along
Owing to the discovery of bombs ar Mar-
sivan, thousands of innocents have been
tortured throughout Armenia, with a view
to forcing them to give up the explosives.
Twenbty men were beaten to death at Bar-
desagh, and nameless tortures were inflicted
on Armenians in Baghtchedjik.
ARMENIAN ATROCITIES. (1915, August 3). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 7. Retrieved August 29, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1544226