Open Society Foundations-Armenia condemn the recent promotion of false allegations against the foundation by a small group of people who seek to destabalize Armenia and sow division. These falsehoods—which accuse us of everything from controlling the government to seeking violent clashes—are evidently ludicrous. The people behind these fabrications are clearly seeking to distract our country, our government and our citizens from the important work that lies ahead of us.
The “Helsinki Association” human rights NGO strongly condemns the incident that took place at the discussions of the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR), initiated on April 5 by the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Public Affairs.
We consider the discriminatory attitudes and behavior of Naira Zohrabyan, Chairman of the RA NA Standing Committee on Human Rights Protection and Public Affairs, inadmissible. We consider the behavior of some MPs of calling for violence unacceptable too.
We call on law enforcement agencies to take steps to detect those having perpetrated death and violence threats, including MPs, by giving an appropriate assessment of their actions.
On February 19 and 20, the “Helsinki Association” human rights NGO invited a round-table discussion on the topic of “Armenia on the path to change: Tolerance against Violence.”
Highlighting the relevance of the topic in the current political field, the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary forces were invited to the meeting. Unfortunately, only members of extra-parliamentary forces - “Azgayin arajntac” (the National progress), “Sasna Tsrer” (the Daredevils of Sasun), “Kakhakatsu voroshum” (the Citizen’s Decision), “Azat Democratner” (the Free Democrats), and Azgayin inknoroshum miavorum” (the Union for National Self-Determination) responded to the invitation and were present in the meeting.
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