Prominent oppositionist sentenced to 7 years in prison

A court in Armenia on Tuesday sentenced prominent oppositionist Nikol Pashinian to 7 years in prison for “organizing mass unrest” in the wake of the 2008 presidential elections.


Attacks and violations against media, journalists in Armenia in 2009

Armenia -- Argishti Kivirian, editor of "Armenia Today" news agency beaten on 30Apr2009. Photo courtesy of Gagik Shamshian

The Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (CPFE) in Armenia, which I am a member of, released on Tuesday its annual report on “Violated rights of journalists and media in Armenia.” As the organization’s website is currently under construction and this report is not fully available online, I’ve decided to post the full English version of the report below.