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General Assembly resolution 260 (III) of 9 December 1948 (Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide) states, that (a) Genocide, (b) Conspiracy to commit genocide, (c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide, (d) Attempt to commit genocide and (e) Complicity in genocide are all acts, which shall be punishable. Continue reading
An Armenian lawyer has filed a suit against “Hraparak” daily newspaper for not moderating readers’ comments on the paper’s online version, which supposedly damage the lawyer’s reputation and which he c onsiders offensive. Continue reading
Continue readingCouncil of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg has issued a press release on his recent visit to Armenia, which some opposition politicians claimed was an indication of increased pressure on official Yerevan to release jailed oppositionists. The release seems to pull ground away right from under the feet of such claims…
As expected, Court of General Jurisdiction rejected on Friday opposition leader Nikol Pashinian‘s appeal to modify his jail term in a way as to let him out of prison before the February 2013 Presidential elections in Armenia. Continue reading
A1+, Armenia’s leading independent television station has officially started live broadcasting for the first time in 8 years after being controversially pulled off the air by the authorities. Continue reading
New York, June 2, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is very concerned that Armenian authorities are detaining Ani Gevorgian, a journalist for the pro-opposition daily Haykakan Zhanamak, after she was arrested on assignment on Monday. Continue reading
The most trusted name in Armenian broadcast news at the time, “A1+” TV channel was shut down on April 2, 2002 having lost its broadcast license in a competition held by Armenian National Commission on Television and Radio (NCTR), a state licensing authority fully controlled by president Robert Kocharian.
8 years on, the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, Yerevan Press Club, Internews Media Support NGO, Media Diversity Institute-Armenia, Armenian Helsinki Committee, Foundation against violation of law, Civil Society Institute express their concern about the restrictions to the freedom of speech and media in the Republic of Armenia. Continue reading
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday issued its report on 139 journalists and media workers who were killed or died while practicing journalism in the course of 2009. The IFJ says that 2009, one of the worst years for journalists’ killings, capped a violent decade which put journalism to the sword and left record numbers of murders of media people. Continue reading
“The Armenian authorities have yet to ensure meaningful investigations into excessive use of police force during March 2008 clashes with opposition supporters protesting alleged fraud in the previous month’s presidential election, and address related allegations of abuse in police custody,” Human Rights Watch, a recognized human rights watchdog, said in a report released today.
The 612-page report, the organization’s 20th annual review of human rights practices around the globe, summarizes major human rights trends in more than 90 nations and territories worldwide.