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  • NKR President Called SC Meeting - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    Gallery NKR President Called SC Meeting Lragir am Country Wednesday 23 December 2015 01 08 On December 22 the NKR President Bako Sahakyan called a meeting of the Security Council to discuss the situation at the Karabakh Azerbaijani border as well as the results of Telethon 2015 The Minister of Defense Levon Mnatsakanyan Prime Minister Arayik Harutiunyan made reports The head of state gave tasks to the NKR Prime Minister

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/country/view/35089 (2016-02-14)
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  • Already War, Not Ceasefire Violation - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    escalation at the border use of tanks and rocket launchers the response of the Armenian side and other questions In answer to one of the questions Artsrun Hovhannisyan urged the journalists not to use the term ceasefire violation because there is no ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan Razm info informed I think it is no secret to anyone and no expert no analyst is left who does not assess this

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/country/view/35088 (2016-02-14)
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  • Armed Clashes Continued Last Night. Enemy Used Tank Again - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    in the early morning of December 20 In the mentioned period the enemy fired in the direction of the Armenian front units over 1800 times from firearms of different calibers including 60 170 projectiles 82 201 projectiles mm mortars APG 9 1 projectile AGS 17 16 projectiles and RPG 7 1 projectile grenade launchers TR 107 3 projectiles rockets launcher The enemy used a tank 12 projectiles in the northeastern

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/country/view/35084 (2016-02-14)
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  • At Least 13 Died and 30 Were Injured on Azerbaijani Side - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    units from firearms of different calibers including 60 82 and 120 mm mortars APG 9 RPG 7 and AGS 17 grenade launchers The Azerbaijani armed forces used tanks TR 107 rocket launchers and ZU 23 2 zenith launchers Over the week the enemy undertook several attempts at penetration in the southern eastern northeastern and northern directions of the line of contact The front units of the Defense Army detected the

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/country/view/35082 (2016-02-14)
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  • Local EU statement on the resignation of the Ombudsman - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    system The institution of Ombudsman is crucial for promoting and monitoring the effective implementation of international human rights standards at the national level and in advancing all aspects of the rule of law including with respect to the judiciary law enforcement agencies and the correctional system The high importance attached by the EU to the institution of the Ombudsman is confirmed also by the recently signed human rights budget support programme 2016 2018 for Armenia with value 12 million This is designed to support Armenia in tackling key issues related to anti discrimination child rights prevention of torture fight against domestic violence and enhancing electoral legislation The programme was designed to contribute also to the strengthening of the Ombudsman s office capacity in monitoring human rights education and providing recommendations addressing concerns of minorities persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups as well as cooperation with state institutions The programme aims at enhancing coordination and cooperation among relevant stakeholders and its implementation will be monitored by a steering committee co chaired by the Ministry of Justice Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ombudsman Head of EU Delegation and with the inclusion of civil society representatives to ensure a structured dialogue We learned

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/right/view/35184 (2016-02-14)
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  • Court Declined Motion to Hold Permyakov's Trial in Shirak Court - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    makes no difference to him as to where the court sessions will be held Instead the judge granted the motion for removing Permyakov s handcuffs A motion had been filed to remove him from the glass box but Permyakov announced that he feels better in the box The human rights defender Artur Sakunts had filed a motion for holding the court sessions outside the military base in the building of the General Jurisdiction Court of Shirak Marz The advocate joined this motion The advocate Lusine Sahakyan announced that the judge is restrained Yes you are restrained so you have to hold the session in the premises of the military base We can see restrains on you so are you chairing the session Lusine Sahakyan told the judge The advocate Yervand Varosyan said it is not clear why additional expenses are made from the treasury to hold the Armenian court hearing in the premises of the Russian military base He said that a great number of personnel and equipment has been brought there and asked why extra expenses are made The human rights defender Artur Sakunts said the Russian military base located in Armenia is not intended for keeping arrested people

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/right/view/35168 (2016-02-14)
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  • Case of alleged torture and ill-treatment of 77-year-old Armenian man communicated to Azerbaijani Government - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    of 28 January 2014 he told his family that he was going to collect grapes in the field The state border in the region is not marked Later that day video footage appeared of him surrounded by a group of people including someone in Azerbaijani military uniform He appeared unharmed Two days later the Azerbaijani News Service conducted an interview with him in which his arm appeared broken It was reported that he was in detention having been apprehended for being part of an Armenian sabotage group A news report broadcast on the following day showed that he had difficulties standing up and that his left eye had been injured Over a month later on 4 March 2014 Mr Khojoyan was handed back to the Armenian authorities at the border as a result of mediation by the International Committee of the Red Cross When his children visited him in the Armenian hospital he was incoherent and extremely frightened He told them he had been taken to Baku where he had been beaten forced to sleep on a concrete floor had salt poured into his wounds received injections and had his head burned with incandescent metal A forensic examination showed traces of petroleum and psychotropic perception altering drugs in his blood and urine Mr Khojoyan died in his home on 20 May 2014 six weeks after he was discharged from the hospital The applicants complain that their father was subjected to physical violence and was injected with drugs during his detention which constituted torture and degrading treatment and posed a danger to his life serious breaches of Articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights ECHR They argue that this treatment eventually led to his death They also claim a violation of the procedural aspects of both Articles

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/right/view/35158 (2016-02-14)
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  • New Year's First Political Prisoner - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    arrest of Gevorg Safaryan Member of the Founding Parliament Gevorg Safaryan was arrested after a clash with Gegham Khachatryan commander of the fourth regimen of the Police Citizens Gohan Saroyan Lusine Minasyan Armo Safaryan went on protest in front of Gegham Khachatryan against his arrest They were detained by the police New Armenia Public Salvation Front states that his arrest intends to relieve Gegham Khachatryan of criminal liability As a

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/right/view/35122 (2016-02-14)
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