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“Punisher will be the country’s president”: whether the candidates complied with Serzh Sargsyan’s warnings not to go beyond the boundaries

Serzh-2-600x323Still before the parliamentary elections “Zhoghovurd” Daily informed that Serzh Sargsyan had warned the candidates of parties on the national rating lists not to go beyond the bounds by trying to steal the votes of their team member. Ex-chairman of the RA SRC Hovhannes Hovsepyan was appointed to oversee that process. The latter was to oversee their candidates on the rating list to have a clear insight after the elections as to who was able to provide a certain amount of votes for the party.

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Russian Military Base Violates Interstate Agreement with Armenia

eng149263443392The leadership of the 102nd Russian military base has again violated the Armenian-Russian interstate agreement because it did not immediately inform the Armenian law enforcement agencies about the disappearance of the serviceman from the military base, the human rights activist Arthur Sakunts told Lragir.am.

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Armenia to become more dependent on Russia

As already known, Constitution Expert Hrayr Tovmasyan, Chief of Staff of RA NA, stated that the new parliament would start its work on April 27 unless the ANC (Armenian National Congress)-APP (Armenian People’s Party) Bloc appealed the election results before the Constitutional Court. According to Hrayr Tovmasyan, the Standing Committees on European Integration and Human Rights Protection and Public Affairs will most likely be downsized. He also pointed out that on the day the new parliament held its first session, the Government would resign in compliance with the Constitution.

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International Election Observation Mission. Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions

www.osce.org_office-for-democratic-institutions-and-human-rights_The 2 April parliamentary elections were well administered and fundamental freedoms were generally respected. Despite welcomed reforms of the legal framework and the introduction of new technologies to reduce the incidents of electoral irregularities, the elections were tainted by credible information about vote-buying, and pressure on civil servants and employees of private companies.

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Artur Sakunts: “It’s clear that our voter voted for the Republican Party; I saw it during the calculation of votes”

17759839_1002287229902821_4596067061839319801_n“The joy of the parties that will get into the National Assembly should be qualified as feast during plague”, Artur Sakunts, Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor, said today at his meeting with journalists.

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“Unless the parties and alliances apply to the Central Election Commission demanding to cancel RPA’s registration, they are projected by the authorities”

^A3FF0EED06DEF441E1B06FAD6B147E86E0274F029843B1F29A^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr“We’ll consider any political force, that doesn’t apply to the Central Election Commission (CEC) on abuse of administrative resources by school headmasters and doesn’t demand to cancel RPA’s registration, as political force or parties in agreement with the authorities”, human rights activist Artur Sakunts said in his interview to 1in.am news website, referring to continuation of yesterday’s protest action.

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Konflikt na Zakavkazsku tiše eskaluje Rusko. Ovlivňuje i českého prezidenta, říká pro INFO.CZ arménský aktivista

3308237_Artur Sakunts zastupuje u soudu oběti vojenských případů. Arménskou vládu se snaží dohnat k odpovědnosti za smrt vojáků, kteří umírají na frontové linii mezi Arménií a Ázerbájdžánem. Už dlouhá léta je symbolem tamního konfliktu oblast Náhorního Karabachu. Území leží na půdě Ázerbájdžánu, kontrolují ho ale Arméni.

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“Fierce struggle will take place among the forces with similar tools: arms, money and administrative resources”

Thus, the fierce struggle will take place among the forces with similar tools: arms, money and administrative resources; this is not a struggle of ideas but rather of resources.

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HCA Vanadzor lawyer: “We state: there is an atmosphere of impunity in Armenia”

DSC_0070In 2013-2016, HCA Vanadzor submitted 40 crime reports within the citizen-police relations and not a single case of bringing a police officer to criminal responsibility was recorded.

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Sakunts: “Initiating these criminal cases aims at political prosecution”

arm148748963951At this stage, the criminal prosecution against Vartan Oskanian’s son is motivated by Oskanian’s political activities; information on potential initiation of criminal proceedings against Seyran Ohanyan may be also viewed in a similar context. This observation was made by human rights activist Artur Sakunts in his interview to Lragir.am .

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Правозащитники указали на нарушения международных соглашений при экстрадиции Лапшина

Глава Ванадзорского офиса Хельсинкской гражданской ассамблеи, правозащитник Артур Сакунц также согласен, что Белоруссия выдала человека, который явно подвергается именно политическому преследованию, и, кроме того, тем самым подвергла его угрозе пыток.

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Why does Armenia’s Defense Ministry keep silent?

9d59b6b70cdf0be67078f7c5fd42b6aeOn February 1, the NKR Defense Ministry made a statement that the “invalid” notes in the military IDs of the servicemen who took part in the 4-day April war “are conditioned by the negligent omissions by relevant officer of the military unit in question.”

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