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.
Armenia’s police have announced the arrest of more than a dozen members of an alleged gang suspected of committing high-profile robberies in Yerevan earlier this year, RFE/RL reports. Continue reading →
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.