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by Ashot Safaryan
The United States Embassy in Armenia released a statement with respect to the attacks against civic activists in the country.
"The U.S. Embassy condemns the attacks against civic activists, including a U.S. citizen, that have been ongoing since August 22, 2013.
As a result of the latest attack on September 5, two citizens were severely beaten and needed hospitalization, and one underwent surgery. Along with the attacks, there have been multiple reports of activists being followed, intimidated, and harassed.
We urge the government of Armenia to take swift action to condemn the attacks and to investigate, and prosecute the perpetrators.
The government should ensure that its citizens can exercise their fundamental rights of freedom of assembly, expression, and speech without fear of retribution," reads the statement issued by the embassy.