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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Suicide rate grows in Armenia, most suicides committed by the unemployed

number of suicides committed in Armenia

The number of suicides grew 18,9% in Armenia last year. According to data published by the National Statistical Service, 592 suicides were committed by our fellow Armenians in 2010, compared to 498 in 2009. A staggering 57,3% of those suicides were committed by the unemployed, another 17.7% by pensioners.

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