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Foreign journalists refused entry to Armenia

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On March 10th 2011, 1 Estonian and 3 Lithuanian journalists were refused permission to enter Armenia at Yerevan Zvartnots airport. According to "Interfax" agency, the source of the airport stated that: "the passengers came to Armenia to film a documentary film about armed conflicts in the Caucasus." Armenia's National Security Service informed "Interfax" that the decision of the denial of visas is not subject to interpretation.

 

 

 

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Deputy MP on Hunger Strike

Raffi Hovhannisyan (Photo provided by Arman Veziryan)

On March 15th 2011, Deputy MP Raffi Hovhannisyan went on a hunger strike in Freedom Square in the centre of Yerevan. The hunger strike will continue for an unspecified period of time and is allegedly to highlight Hovhannisyan’s alarm and anxiety over the situation in Armenia. During the evening and night on March 16th, the police, led by Police Patrol=Guard Service commander Valery Osipyan, did not allow Hovhannisyan to put up a tent in the Freedom Square. However, the police were unable to justify their actions according on legal grounds

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Մեղադրանք է առաջադրվել գործարար Սարիբեկ Սուքիասյանին

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2010թ. փետրվարի 12-ի “Սիլ Կոնցեռն” ՓԲԸ տնօրեն Սարիբեկ Սուքիասյանը և “Այրարատ” տոնավաճառի տնօրեն Արտաշես Ստեփանյանը բերման են ենթարկվել ոստիկանության Էրեբունու բաժին: “Սիլ Կոնցեռն” ՓԲԸ-ի գրասենյակ են ներխուժել շուրջ 60 ոստիկաններ, որոնց մի մասը եղել են քաղաքացիական հագուստներով, մի մասը` ոստիկանական: Ներխուժումն ուղեկցվել է գույքի ջարդերով:

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The trial of Gagik Shamshyan

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On March 24, 2009 trial of Gagik Shamshyan, the photo-journalist for “Chorord Ishkhanutyun” and “Aravot” newspapers was held in the Court of First Instance of Kentron and Norq-Marash districts, Yerevan (Lawyer H. Arsenyan). He is charged of the Article 343, part 3 of Criminal Code of RA (disrespectful behaviour towards the Court). Prosecutor to the case is L. Charkhifalakyan. 

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The trial of Gohar Veziryan

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On March 31, 2009 trial of Gohar Veziryan, the journalist for “Chorord Ishkhanutyun” newspapers was held in the Court of First Instance of Kentron and Norq-Marash districts, Yerevan (Lawyer H. Arsenyan). She is charged of the Article 343, part 3 of Criminal Code of RA (disrespectful behaviour towards the Court). Prosecutor to the case is L. Charkhifalakyan.

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