Only 10 Armenian citizens will be traveling to Brazil to attend the 20th FIFA World Cup Brazil. The Embassy of Brazil in Armenia has so far received and processed 10 visa applications, all of which are approved, with two visa applicants winning a World Cup tour and one applicant going to assist the organizers as a volunteer.
The lawyers of Vardan Petrosyan (whohas been under arrestfor over 6 months already) qualify hispretrial detention as an unreasonable act and transgression of the presumption of innocence principle. Therefore, they intend to apply to the European Court of Human Rights.
To resolve the “March First” case the Special Investigation Service ought to involve in the case a number of Armenian and Karabakh high-level officials, militaries and the then marz governors, as well as carry out a comprehensive public investigation into the country’s deadly post-election unrest, subsequently reporting the findings to the public.
Irrespective of status of signing the European Union Association Agreement, Armenia remains a member state of the Council of Europe (CoE). Consequently, the Council will continue its support to Armenia through projects aimed at fostering democracy, human rights and rule of law.
Any mistake in the policy of the Armenian side can create the danger of destruction of Armenian districts in Syria.
Within the three-year civil war in Syria 150.000 people have been killed according to various sources. Numerous Armenians living in Syria are in the epicenter of this humanitarian disaster.
“A number of articles of accumulative pension system were being contested in the Constitutional Court, regarding this we assess the assessment given by the Constitutional Court as positive”,- said the member of “Dem!em” initiative David Manukyan today at the press conference taken place at “Media Center”.
“We request the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and the Agency of Medical and Social Examination (AMSE) to apply the reference of disability of the former serviceman Georgi Margarov given by the RA Defense Ministry's Central Military Medical Commission in 2001 and pay his pension,” said Ani Antonyan, Margarov’s lawyer, at the Media Center hosted discussion entitled “Violated Rights of Military Pension: 7 Years of Red Tape.”
The rally organized by “D!em Em” Initiative on March 22 will include speeches by members of 'D!em Em' Initiative as well as speeches by representatives from 4 non-governing factions, MP Nikol Pashinyan and freedom fighter Jirair Sefilian
“The meeting with the leaders of four non-ruling parties will let them smooth out some inaccuracies, overcome some differences and finally speak about the so-called format of four. I hope the meeting will be set up soon”, Raffi Hovhannisian, the leader of “Heritage Party” told the journalists at the press conference, held today at the Media Center.
“I cannot comment on yesterday’s conversation between the presidents of Armenia and Russia. We are informed about it and we have informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine”, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Armenia Ivan Kukhta said at the press conference held at the Media Center.
Local government elections on March 9 were not much different from the previous presidential and parliamentary elections. "Citizen Observer" initiative has observed and recorded numerous violations during these elections.
The exhibition featuring Minas and Narek Avetisyans’ works will continue to be displayed at the Moritzburg Art Gallery until May 4.
“We celebrated Minas Avetisyan’s 85th birthday in 2013, and the Cultures in Dialogue Foundation decided to organize an exhibition in the artist's honor, outside of the borders of Armenia”, said Sona Harutyunyan, the head of Cultures in Dialogue Foundation during the conference held at the “Media Center”.
"There are concrete pressures in schools and kindergartens. The workers are forced to choose the pension funds. There are recorded pressures in "ArmSwissBank", ''Electric Networks of Armenia”, said Davit Manukyan, Political Scientist, Member of Dem.am (I protest!) Initiative. Today a press conference was held at the Media Center by Dem.am Initiative on pension funds illegally forced to the state employees.