Presidential decree to ease media restrictions

As promised yesterday, President Kocharyan has issued a decree today easing restrictions on media imposed under the presidential decree about the State of Emergency on March 1st, following the opposition riots rendering 8 dead and more then hundred wounded. Subpoints 4 and 5 of Point 4 of the original decree were formulated this way: 4) Publications of mass media concerning state and internal political issues can be implemented solely within the limits of the official…

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Official Wanted List: More arrests, others at large

According to the Armenian Police Press Service, members of parliament Khachatur Sukiasyan and Sasun Mikaelyan, as well as editor-in-chief of the opposition Haykakan Zhamanak newspaper Nikol Pashinyan are officially on the police wanted list. All are at large on charges stemming from their alleged roles in civil unrest and violence of March 1. Meanwhile, Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s campaign manager and former foreign minister Alexander Arzumanyan and chairman of the board of the former ruling Armenian Pan-National…

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