Armenia: Limited Justice for Police Violence

One-Sided Prosecutions Year After Attacks on Protesters, Journalists

Riot police and barbed wire block protestors from marching down Baghramyan Street in downtown Yerevan on July 30, 2016. © 2016 Giorgi Gogia/Human Rights Watch
Riot police and barbed wire block protestors from marching down Baghramyan Street in downtown Yerevan on July 30, 2016. © 2016 Giorgi Gogia/Human Rights Watch

(Yerevan) –  The Armenian government has failed to ensure full accountability for police violence against largely peaceful protesters and journalists a year ago, Human Rights Watch said today. At the same time the authorities have indicted at least 32 protesters, convicting 21 of them, with 11 sentenced to prison. Continue reading “Armenia: Limited Justice for Police Violence”

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Cardboard-Tank Activist Faces Jail Term for Running into National Security Service’s Gate

Activist Artak Gevogryan, a member of the “Counterstrike” art-group, faces 2 years in jail on hooliganism charges for running into the metal gate of Armenia’s National Security Service with his cardboard tank. Continue reading “Cardboard-Tank Activist Faces Jail Term for Running into National Security Service’s Gate”

Opposition MP Attacked in Yerevan

Armenia -- ANC deputy Aram Manukian attacked in Yerevan, 11Dec2014
Armenia — ANC deputy Aram Manukian avoids speaking to journalists shortly after he was attacked next to his appartment in central Yerevan, 11Dec2014

One of the leaders of the opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK) party has been attacked in Yerevan by an unknown assailant. Continue reading “Opposition MP Attacked in Yerevan”

Remember. March 1 Will Never Be The First Day of Spring Again

PS:  Where are the authorities, who are directly responsible for the 10 deaths of March 1? Why don’t they show up and pay tribute?

Armenia: ”More efforts are needed to strengthen human rights protection”

Strasbourg, 09.05.2011 – “Some significant steps have been taken to address the human rights consequences of the March 2008 events, but more needs to be done to promote reconciliation in society and reinforce public trust towards the authorities”, said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, releasing today a report on his visit to Armenia carried out in January 2011. The report focuses on human rights issues related to the March 2008 events, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly and association, and the human rights situation in the army. Continue reading “Armenia: ”More efforts are needed to strengthen human rights protection””