Armenian Traffic Police have wearable cameras and they're not afraid to use them

Portable cameras worn by Traffic Police officers in Armenia
Wearable cameras used by Traffic Police officers in Armenia

Armenian Traffic Police have been required to wear special surveillance cameras since June 2016. The cameras were introduced as part of the Government’s anti-corruption efforts [More info about cameras in this video]. A controversial incident on September 4th, which has caused a bit of uproar around the Armenian segment of the internet, has raised many questions about these cameras.
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Armenia -- Tribute to victims of March 1 violence in Yerevan, 01Mar2013

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?

Journalist of top opposition daily detained on charges of running over a pedestrian. UPDATED

Armenia -- Journalist Hayk Gevorgyan covers and opposition rally, Yerevan, undated
Armenia -- Journalist Hayk Gevorgyan covers and opposition rally, Yerevan, undated

Rock-solid and self-assured Hayk Gevorgyan projects an image of a reliable man. Tall and tireless, Hayk is one of those rare Armenian journalists, who has always been on the spot to face riot police, their water cannons and stun grenades with a camera and a hell of a lot of courage.
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Gagik Tsarukian detained

Gagik Tsarukian, 23, has been detained in Gyumri on charges of attempting to forge 1000 AMD notes. The Gyumri inhabitant has admitted to making a printing machine, printing and using at least 2 banknotes.
The reason this story from A1plus attracted my attention (and probably yours too), is because this young man from Gyumri is the namesake of the richest Armenian oligarch – Gagik Tsarukian, owner of a range of businesses, founder of “Prosperous Armenia” party.
How ironic.

Opposition leader predicts “humanitarian crisis” in Armenia

levon_rally_march_1Citing major challenges faced by Armenia due to looming economic crisis and strained regional ties, opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian on Sunday addressed a rally to mark first anniversary of the 2008 post-election clashes in Yerevan, saying he’ll have to “disappoint” radically minded supporters and rejected call for “decisive action” for the time being. Continue reading “Opposition leader predicts “humanitarian crisis” in Armenia”

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