Beaten by unknown persons
06.09.2013 | News
On 5 September, late at night, two more participants of protests ongoing in Yerevan Haykak Arshamyan, Program Coordinator at the Yerevan Press Club, and Souren Saghatelyan, Board Member of “Transparency International” anti-corruption center, were beaten in Yerevan. To remind, prior to this incidents 5 other people were subjected to attacks.
CSI statement. Violence is an act of pressure and threats aimed at the freedom of expression and assembly
06.09.2013 | Position
A series of attacks, dangerous for life and health of individuals, took place between 22 August and 5 September, 2013 in Yerevan. The police have not carried out any effective investigation into the facts and no perpetrator has been identified to-date.
Indefinite student strike with demand for new elections (photos)
26.02.2013 | News
On February 25, 2013 an indefinite strike has been launched upon the initiative of a group of students. By this way students protest against the official results of the Presidential Elections in Armenia. “We demand annulling rigged election results and arranging new elections”, they state.
Amnesty International: Annual Report 2012
24.05.2012 | Point of View
Amnesty International has published it's annual report. In the Armenian chapter there are few focal points stressed, such as freedom of assembly, torture and other ill-treatment and prisoners of conscience. "The ban on public assemblies in the central square of the capital was lifted and an improved Law on Assemblies was adopted. However, concerns remained regarding the implementation in practice of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. Torture and other ill- treatment in police stations also remained a concern",-stressed in the report.
CSI Demands an Investigation into Occasion of Unlawful Interference by Police
04.04.2012 | News
Civil Society Institute demands proper investigation on the occasion of unjustified interference with the fundamental freedoms of the individual and punish the offender officials in order to deter repetition of such incidents in future.
Who seems crazy: the peaceful activist, the one who alarmed, or..?
30.03.2012 | News
Today at 1:50pm the activist Yervand Karapetyan was summoned to Nork-Marash police station from in front of the Public Television. He was carrying out an action of protest against the anti-democratic activities of the Public Television. According to the police officers an unknown citizen alarmed that there was a man in front of the building of the Public Television, who behaved strangely, “he seems crazy” mentioned the citizen, who alarmed.
The one-week round-the-clock rally is over
08.10.2011 | News
On 8th of October oppositionist ANC stopped its round-the-clock-rally which lasted for 8 days.
It is already the 5th day that ANC oppositionists live on Freedom Square (video)
05.10.2011 | Point of View
The September 30 rally of the oppositional Armenian National Congress (ANC) grew into a one-week round-the-clock rally. It is already the 5th day that tents are pitched on the Freedom Square and people stay there.
Freedom of Assembly
01.06.2011 | right
Freedom of Assembly
Report by Thomas Hammarberg following his visit to Armenia from 18 to 21 January 2011
09.05.2011 | Point of View
Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg visited Armenia from 18 to 21 January 2011 and held discussions on the human rights situation with the national authorities and other interlocutors, including representatives of civil society. The present report focuses on major issues including Human rights issues related to the March 2008 events, fundamental freedoms, Human rights situation in the army