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
They demand demolishing the presidential palace and mining minerals below it, dry down Lake Sevan and give it to oligarchs and more.
The motto is “Առաջ Հանքաստան” (“Forward Miningland”)
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
An angry chain formed of women and children briefly blocked central Baghramyan avenue in the Armenian capital today.