Armenian Civil Society Outraged by Obama’s Congratulation

Activists made protest action in front of the US Embassy in Armenia towards the congratulation by US President Barack Obama towards Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan

A group of human rights activists, among them recipients of US State Department’s Universal Rights Awards, staged a protest-action in front of the US Embassy in Yerevan to express outrage over US President Barack Obama’s congratulatory message to the Armenian President Serzh Sarkissian for his reelection. Continue reading


Boutique construction at the expense of Mashtots park resumes amid protests


A week-long sit-in by Armenian environmental activists was dispersed today as police used force to make space for the construction of fashion boutiques in one of central Yerevan’s few remaining green areas. Continue reading

Armenian opposition “liberates” the Liberty square

Armenian opposition staged a massive rally in Yerevan’s Liberty square for the first time in 3 years, since that key location for political gatherings had been sealed off by the authorities following violent clashes in the Armenian capital back in March 2008. Continue reading