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James Warlick: Yerevan and Baku agree to expand OSCE monitoring group in Karabakh conflict zone

Уорлик: Ереван и Баку пришли к согласию по вопросу расширения мониторинговой группы ОБСЕ в зоне карабахского конфликта

Medical community of Armenia condemns "Daredevils of Sasoun" for taking 4 medical workers hostage

Police ban citizens from gathering in territory adjacent to seized Police Patrol Service Regiment building in Yerevan

Forecast: No prospects for NATO's expansion into South Caucasus

Armenian human rights defender verifying reports on mass detention of citizens

Armenian human rights defender verifying reports on mass detention of citizens

Two wounded members of armed group "Daredevils of Sasoun" sent to prison hospital

U.S. Embassy in Armenia once again issues a security message for U.S. citizens in Armenia urging them to avoid daily demonstrations

Azerbaijan's drones circling above Karabakh-Azerbaijani Line of Contact

Lives of wounded members of "Daredevils of Sasoun" Pavel Manukyan and his son in danger after past night's skirmish

Police reinforce its positions at Khoreatsi Street

Policemen's actions against Daredevils of Sasoun escalate situation even more

Armenian NSS warns that it has to take stricter actions for preventing new crimes by Daredevils of Sasoun

VTB Bank (Armenia) resumes service of transfers from card to card via Visa Direct system

Ombudsman presented his position and proposals related to events in Erebuni

View from Berlin: Establishment of Turkish bases in Azerbaijan testifies to Turkey's independent geopolitical game in Eurasia

Armenia's Police urge demonstrators to find another place to hold protests

German political analyst says Western forces may be behind orange revolutions and coup attempts in post- Soviet countries

Forecast: Eradication of ISIL and other organizations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya will result in spillover of war to Southern Europe, France and Germany

German political analyst: New gold war emerged, as Russia refused to accept Western model of development

Armenian Police: "Daredevils of Sasoun" have been provided with food

Alliance Party officially joins people's movement in support of "Daredevils of Sasoun" and their demands to Armenia's leadership

"Daredevils of Sasoun" group disclaims Police reports: Skirmish occurred in area of seized building not on neutral territory

Deputy Minister of Economy does not specify final date of Armenia-EU new framework agreement

Tigran Balayan: Armenia's leadership has repeatedly commented on normalization of relations with Turkey

Wounded members of "Daredevils of Sasoun" undergo surgery

Armenian Police make statement on past night's skirmish

Armenian Police: Armed group that seized Police Patrol Service Regiment has burnt three police cars in territory of seized building

Two members of armed group "Daredevils of Sasoun" wounded overnight and taken to hospital

Rebels burn two police cars on territory of seized building

Newspaper: Zhirayr Sefilyan does not refuse from the demand of Serzh Sargsyan's resignation

Oppositionists at Khorenatsi Street demand from Armenian authorities to refute information that armed groups from Chechen Republic are arrivING in the country

In H1, Anelik Bank registered growth of incoming money transfers by 26% y-o-y amid growth of outgoing transfers by 41% y-o-y

Charges pressed against three citizens for using violence against policemen in Yerevan

Founding Parliament: Helicopters of the 102nd Russian military base are on the way to Yerevan

National Security Service of Armenia reports new detentions and exposure of criminal group tied with "Daredevils of Sasoun"

Charges pressed against six citizens, another six citizens detained related to mass disorders in Yerevan

Delegation of Armenian Armed Forces General Staff travels to Minsk

National Security Service of Armenia calls on "Daredevils of Sasoun" to display their reasonableness, put down arms and surrender

Forecast: Precedent of "Daredevils of Sasoun" may spark more attempts of radical steps against authorities

Oppositionist says major topic of possible Sefilyan-Sargsyan meeting will be peaceful resolution of standoff rather than resignation of president

Members of opposition group threaten with civil disobedience throughout Armenia

Viva-Cell MTS offers roaming in Europe at special tariffs

TUMO Center for Creative Technologies to open in Koghb, near border village in Tavush region

Vitaly Balasanyan assures: President will invite Jirayr Sefilyan for a talk, after "Daredevils of Sasoun" put down arms and surrender

Democratic Party of Armenia comes out from political position, as standoff continues in Yerevan

Azerbaijan keeps violating ceasefire on Karabakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact

Night at seized police patrol service station passed without incidents: Standoff in Yerevan enters day 8

"Daredevils of Sasoun" burn police car

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"I'm Against" initiative responds to Prime Minister for "anarchy"

  • Saturday, June 28, 03:12

 The civil initiative "I'm Against" has responded to Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan's June 26 statement that throwing coins at ministers as a mark of protest is all-permissiveness and anarchy. 

The initiative points out that though the authorities enjoy all human rights and freedoms, their rights and freedoms end where other people's rights are violated. "In these cases it is no longer a freedom but outrage and if freedom is considered to be one of the columns of democracy then all-permissiveness is already a column of anarchy. So, being tolerant towards anarchy is to threaten the country", says the statement. 

"64 representatives of the parliamentary majority pretend to be 68 people and violate the Constitution of Armenia, the decision of the Constitutional Court, the constitutional rights of the citizens, the laws of Armenia, the rights of other MPs and take steps running counter to the public opinion. All these phenomena deserve reprimand and criminal penalty", say the activists. 

They also say that Armenia has a number of problems, whose settlement demands urgent interference of the Government and specific programs. Among the problems they point out the presence of irresponsible and incompetent officials in the Armenian Government, as well as inefficient work of the Government, which has considerably increased poverty and migration.  

In addition, the initiative stresses the impunity of the authors of unconstitutional legislative initiatives, the adoption of laws with rough violations, the police's illegal actions and hostile attitude towards people, as well as the ungrounded rise in utility tariffs.  

"The Prime Minister had better instructed the Justice Minister and the Head of Police to study the policemen's work style in the course of peaceful protest actions from the viewpoint of European conventions and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights", the activists say. 

To note, while the Parliament was considering the updated scandalous bill on accumulative pensions, the citizens were holding a protest action. They threw coins at Armenian Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Artem Asatryan. The Prime Minister qualified the protest action as violation of human rights. 

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