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“Sakunts, I’ll kill you”: the human rights activist faces threats

The other day, human rights activist Artur Sakunts posted on his Facebook page: “I can’t understand one thing: in broad daylight, you killed at least 10 people, illegally imprisoned some other people for years, deprived them of their property and home and as a result hundreds of thousand people had to leave the country and wander around the world to escape your unpunished injustice. How can you still dare to use your minions to snarl at those who stand against your inhumane policy and power?

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Ombudsman: “Threats against Artur Sakunts must be investigated urgently”

18836090_694218287432305_7781535990286522296_nThe RA Human Rights Defender’s Staff initiated a discussion procedure. At the moment, they took note of the preliminary information provided by the RA Prosecutor General’s Office about launching a checking procedure based on the report of Artur Sakunts.

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Artur Sakunts: “Law enforcement agencies are backing murder threats”

sakuntsI conclude that:

a/ the user either is representative of law enforcement and especially police agencies, or obviously enjoys their backing;

b/ the law enforcement agencies and the police are backing murder threats against a person criticizing the activity of the authorities, in other words, they are backing criminal offence․․․

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Убийство в Гюмри могло быть провокацией

Армянская сторона может выдвинуть требования, только если будет воспринимать армяно-российские отношения как равноправные. Пока в наших отношениях нет равноправия, риски пребывания российской базы в Армении будут только нарастать. Ответственность за это несет в первую очередь армянская сторона, которая избегает претензий в адрес России. Генпрокурор Армении, вроде, так и не получил ответа на свое письмо российскому коллеге. Иного и ждать не приходится.

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“The state is sick”: Artur Sakunts reacts to Vigen Sargsyan’s suggestion

788096-1-300x180Human rights activist Artur Sakunts finds the motives behind such a decision non-understandable: “Honestly, I have no idea what mechanism will be used to realize all this. Also, this program in itself blatantly contradicts the Constitution stating that everybody has a choice. I see that every person is under constitutional obligation to take part in protection of the country and that we have a law on liability to military service, but the obligation to study at military educational institutions falls beyond any reasonable logic. And their yesterday’s program suggestions are all aimed at placing the whole burden of protection of the country again on the poor and disadvantaged citizens as due to their poverty and lack of any other alternatives in earning a living, they will have to take that option”, Artur Sakunts said noting that citizens found themselves in such a social situation due to the mistakes of the ruling elite.

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“CONCERNS ABOUT THE CLOSURE OF THE NA STANDING COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS”

Arthur Sakunts says that this step is a clear message to the international community that they do not consider the European integration a priority. “If the political majority and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation have such an intention, it is a message to the international community that we do not consider the European direction, particularly EU-Armenia agreement, to be a priority.”

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Artur Sakunts. There is no other way, but dialoguing and joint discussions

Taking into account the discussions on the actions and inactivity of law-enforcement bodies and particularly the Police conditioned by the political processes of the recent days, which was accompanied by sharp criticism, insults and profanities, it find it necessary to mention the following:

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Why OSCE Office in Yerevan closed and what consequences it will have?

arm149408873847.jpg (576×383)Head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor, human rights agent Artur Sakunts is the interlocutor of Lragir.am.

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EU funds appropriated by the government-created GONGOs

Regarding the case of embezzlement of the European Union grant funds Lragir.am talked with head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor, human rights agent Artur Sakunts.

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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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Artur Sakunts: “They want to lure the poor to solve the state’s defense problems”

3cc2aff7-7336-1000x708-100-scaleAccording to Sakunts, in fact it is clear to all of us that the causes of such suggestions are as follows. First, the armed forces are not attractive for service. Second, our country faces serious demographic problems as it was during Serzh Sargsyan’s presidency that large numbers of RA citizens permanently left the country.

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