Statement on judgment on case of “Zhirayr Sefilyan and others

The verdict on the case of “Zhirayr Sefilyan and Others” was published in the hall of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Yerevan Shengavit Administrative District (Judge Tatevik Grigoryan) on March 20 of 2018. The commander of the Shushi special battalion Zhirayr Sefilyan was sentenced to the strictest imprisonment 10 years and 5 months and […]

Address by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum  at the launch event of the new structure for the Eastern Partnership

On March 12 of 2018, the launching event of the new architecture of European Union’s Eastern Partnership was organized, which was followed by the meeting of high-ranking officials of the European Union, as well as the foreign ministers of Eastern Partnership member states. Within the scope of the meeting, the methodological and technical issues for […]

New Generation” Humanitarian NGO views this as prevention of the normal working process of the NGO by special authorities and strictly condemns such actions.

Republic of Armenia Yerevan c. March 14, 2018 RA National Service officers visited the office of “New Generation” Humanitarian NGO on March 12, 2018. During their visit, the officers informed that they were interested in the activities of all NGOs in Armenia. Next they started asking questions about the organization, its activity, with whom the […]

The Announcement by a Number of Armenian Organization on the Continuous Persecution against Andreas Ghukasyan

March 10 of 2018 The civil society organizations express their strong concern and resentment on the fact of continuous political persecution against Andreas Ghukasyan, member of “New Armenia” Opposition Movement. The local and international organizations have repeatedly raised and recorded, that the authorities “are punishing” Andreas Ghukasyan for his political views. However, those assessments are […]

Statement on non-compliance of Armen Sarkissian with the constitutional requirements for presidency

The Armenian Parliament, having discussed Armen Sarkissian’s candidacy as the President of Armenia, nominated by the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, voted 90 to 10 on March 2, 2018 and elected him as the President of Armenia. We, the undersigned, state that Armen Sarkissian failed to dispel the doubts regarding his citizenship. In particular, he […]

Announcement on the Attempt to Restrict the Journalists’ Activities in Yerevan Municipality

Municipality 05, March 2018, Yerevan Journalist and human rights defender organizations issued a joint statement with the media and journalists on the attempt of hindrance the journalists’ professional activities in Yerevan Municipality. Yerevan Municipality proposed a certain journalists to discuss the recommendations directed towards the hindrance of journalists’ professional activities in the building of Yerevan […]

STATEMENT On the physical and psychological violence against Marina Khachatryan, the member of “Yerkir Tsirani”

Yerevan, February 13 of 2018           Below represented organizations strongly condem the physical and psychological violence against Marina Khachatryan, a member of “Yerkir Tsirani” party in Yerevan community council by the members of Republican Party during the Yerevan Community seeting on February 13 of 2018. The public display of the force one more time proves and […]

Announcement: We urge to release the Political Prisoners

More than 10 human rights defender organizations issued a statement with the demand to release the political prisoners addressed to the authorities. It is particularly mentioned in the announcement: The human rights and democratic issues in Armenia are in the center of attention of foreign and international organizations and are regularly reflected in their reports. […]

Stop Persecution of Civic Journalists in Crimea

We, members of the OSCE-wide NGO coalition Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) and other NGOs across Europe, express our serious concern about continued harassment and persecution of civic journalists in Crimea, including searches, detentions, administrative arrests and fabricated criminal charges. We call upon the Russian Federation and the de facto authorities in Crimea to immediately take […]