"Bright Armenia" party will be actively involved in the upcoming local elections planned on September 18 and October 2, and it nominated a total of 53 candidates to ensure the competitiveness in small and large communities.
“The case of murder of the Avetisyans is not completely exposed yet”. Arthur Sakunts, Representative of the Successor of the Avetisyans, human Rights Defender, said this during the discussion at Media Center.
Although the coup organized by the militaries in Turkey in mid-July failed, the revolution is taking place in that country. It is the revolution of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that aims to maximally weaken the military, to make the Islamists a strong political factor, to change the constitution and to concentrate all the power in the hands of the president. This is the opinion of Giro Manoyan, Member of the ARF Bureau, Head of Armenian Cause Office.
Rights of detainees were massively violated during the demonstrations organized after July 17 when “Sasna Dzrer” armed group attacked the police station in Yerevan. There are many injuries on them, most of them were kept in the police unit, which is unacceptable. This is a violation of the law for 100 percent. Suren Iskandaryan, member of the Public Monitoring Group at the Detention Facilities, told during the meeting on July 29 at Media Center.
Human rights activists inform that citizens, suffered from the police violence and illegal detentions during the recent incidents, can start a legal procedures and demand compensations. Artur Sakunts, Chairman of HCA, urges that first and foremost individual citizens should file complaints to RA Special Investigation Service (SIS) about their illegal detention.
There is a deep social and political crisis. There is a widespread hatred of the ruling elite towards the society and vice versa. During the recent years the authoritieas have done their best to make a degrading society, formed the atmosphere, which resulted in this explosion. Members of the "Sasna Dzrer" armed group made a move and now there must be an adequate response to the move by the government, which does not exist.
Negotiations between RA authorities and the members of the armed group with the mediation of the Nagorno Karabakh National Assembly MP Vitali Balasanyan failed for several reasons. The main problem was the incomplete organization of the process. The experts of the negotiation process said during the discussion at "Media Center" on July 26.
Media Center held a debate on “Way out of the Crisis or Reason for Bigger Crisis? Cultural and Public Figures about the Armed Attack” at A1+ pavilion about the armed attack in Yerevan a week ago and the events following it.
Qualifying the armed group members as terrorists or something else by different senior officials does not contribute to the peaceful solution of the situation in Yerevan. Advocate Tigran Yegoryan said this during the discussion on “Legal Political Assessment of Yerevan Latest Events” at Media Center on July 20.
Media Center, July 19, Yerevan: The lack of timely and sufficient coverage of the armed attack by TV channels led to the deepening of the gap between the public and the governmenton the one hand, and the interested audience moved to the online media field on the other hand. Boris Navasardyan, Chairman of Yerevan Press Club, said this during the discussion on “How did the Arenian media cover the armed attack in Yerevan” at Media Center on July 19.
During the last two days, the civil activists were detained and taken not to the police station but to the Unit of Police Forces: Human rights defenders said this during the discussion at Media Center.
The film screening of Documentary “The Other Side of Home” by Armenian Director Nare Mkrtchyan took place at the Public Journalism Club on July 18, which was followed by the film discussion with the Director Nare Mkrtchyan.