On 13 March 2018, the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE), a civil society network of independent election observation organizations, and its Lithuanian member International Elections Study Center (IESC) were classified as “undesirable organizations” by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.
(Berlin) – A prominent human rights defender in Armenia has received death threats, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately investigate the threats, made on the rights defender’s Facebook page, and ensure that he gets the protection he needs.
Statement of the Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum on the Recent Developments in Armenia
Serzh Sargsyan, President, Republic of Armenia Galust Sahakyan, President of the National Assembly, Republic of Armenia Vladimir Gasparyan, Chief of RA Police Gevorg Kostanyan, Prosecutor General of Republic of Armenia Arman Tatoyan, Ombudsman of Republic of Armenia 30 July 2016 Statement of the Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum on the Recent Developments … Continue reading
Заявление Руководящего Комитета Форума гражданского общества Восточного партнерства о Геноциде армян
Руководящий комитет Форума гражданского общества Восточного партнерства чтит память и осуждает Геноцид армянского народа накануне годовщины его 101-летия 24 апреля 2016г.
Statement of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum on Armenian Genocide
The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum commemorates and condemns the Genocide of the Armenian people on the eve of its 101st Anniversary on 24 April 2016.
We believe that this patriarchal act of war can be stopped by the collective action and demand for institutional demilitarization and end of state oppression across the region, rise of our grassroots movements for justice and peace through the non-violence civil disobedience and public critical consciousness informed by intersectional solidarity and radical feminist thought with the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia and Azerbaijan at the center of our hearts and agenda.
Armenian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Statement On the Detention of Civic Activist Vardges Gaspari
Armenian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Civil Society Forum (CSF) strictly condemns the February 19, 2016 decision of General Jurisdiction Court of Shengavit Administrative District to detain civic activist Vardges Gaspari and the fact of not preventing violent tortures by his cellmates under the connivance of the prison administration of “Nubarashen” penitentiary. The morals and manners characteristic of the penitentiaries of Stalin and Soviet times must be eradicated and must be considered unacceptable for the justice system of independent Armenia.
The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) is concerned about the increasing number of human rights violations of civil and political activists by Armenian authorities. Since the beginning of 2016, Armenian authorities have tightened repression against political opponents and by arresting one more activist increased the number of political prisoners to 13.
In Armenia, Hayk and other political prisoners are in captivity. They are in captivity of the authorities with Turkish and Azerbaijani customs, sparing no efforts to turn their own people into a crowd of immoral, weak-willed and unconscious slaves.
( Paris – France / 4 January 2016 )
Human rights organizations signatories to this statement are following with severe concern the case of Bahraini activist, Fadhil Radhi, who was detained in Armenia following his escape from Bahrain after being sentenced to seven years in prison on political and arbitrary reasons.
Statement by the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum on the Constitutional Referendum in Armenia of 6 December 2015
21 December 2015
The Steering Committee of the Civil Society Forum fully supports the statement of the Armenian National Platform of the CSF dated 9 December 2015 on the conduct of the referendum on Amendments to the Armenian Constitution held on 6 December 2015.
Armenian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum statement On Numerous Violations Recorded During the December 6, 2015 Referendum on Amendments to the RA Constitution
We, the representatives of the Armenian National Platform (ANP) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, express our deep frustration regarding numerous violations recorded during the preparation, the conduct and the vote counting of December 6 Referendum on Amendments to the RA Constitution.