World Report 2018, Armenia Events of 2017

Parliamentary elections, the first since the 2015 constitutional amendments moving the country from a presidential to a parliamentary system, failed to improve public confidence in the electoral system. The ruling Republican Party dominated the polls amid reports of irregularities. Authorities failed to bring to justice officials responsible for excessive use of force against protesters and […]

The RA police in response to the recommendations submitted by the protection of rights without borders NGO

On September 4 of 2017, the Legal Department of the RA Police responded to the information note on the criminal persecution instituted against the participants of “Sasna Tsrer” group activities and other related events, as well as the human rights violations during the trial on the case of Vahan Shirkhanyan and others elaborated by the […]

According to the report, a group of police officials launched force against a citizen

A criminal case is initiated in RA Special Investigation Service based on the materials prepared according to the report of Sevak Voskanyan, the citizen of Sevan city, Gegharkunik marz. So, Sevak Voskanyan gave a report that on 18 August 2017 he was forcefully taken into Gegharkunik marz department by a group of police officers, and […]

Armenia: Limited Justice for Police Violence

One-Sided Prosecutions Year After Attacks on Protesters, Journalists (Yerevan) –  The Armenian government has failed to ensure full accountability for police violence against largely peaceful protesters and journalists a year ago, Human Rights Watch said today. At the same time the authorities have indicted at least 32 protesters, convicting 21 of them, with 11 sentenced to prison. […]


The situation in the yard of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Avan and Nor Nork Administrative District, where the supporters of the “Sasna Tsrer” are gathered, is tense. The advocates Lusine Sahakyan and Ara Zakaryan witnessed more than ten red berets dragging one of the protestors detained the latter, according to Inessa Petrosyan. Advocates […]


  On July 8 of 2017 at 11:30 PM, the presentation of the report on the “Human Rights Violations in Armenia on July 30 of 2017” elaborated by a number of Armenian non-governmental organizations took place at Media Initiative Center. The speakers of the report presentation were Haykuhi Harutyunyan, the President of the “Protection of […]

Journalist on visit of policemen: “They shouted, frightened my child” (video)

Early in the morning journalist of “Civilnet” Arpi Makhsudyan received unwelcomed guests, “When I walked out of the room, I saw four handsome men in our room, who were having a tense conversation with my mother-in-law and father-in-law,” the journalist told “A1+”. Unfriendly foreigners were police officers. Not willingly they explained the purpose of their […]

Criminal case of 14 defendants in Yerevan police station takeover is sent to court

YEREVAN. – The criminal case of the 14 defendants of the case into the Sasna Tsrer armed group’s takeover of a police patrol regiment building in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, has been sent to court. The Special Investigation Service on Wednesday issued a statement in this regard. Accordingly, during the takeover, armed group […]

Report ​Together for Human Rights: a Year in Review 2016 International partnership for Human rights​

Report Beaten, Burnt and Betrayed: Armenians Awaiting Accountability for Police Violence: At the request of Armenian civil society organizations IPHR dispatched a fact-finding mission to Yerevan from 28 July to 1 August to investigate the use of excessive force by Armenian police to quell predominantly peaceful protests held in the capital. The monitors interviewed victims, […]