Moments ago, the California State Senate unanimously approved a measure recognizing the independence and self-determination of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republi
The government of Azerbaijan has declared a number of Russian journalists as personae non gratae after a visit by those journalists to Artsakh. The foreign ministry in Baku maintains a so-called “blacklist” wherein anyone who visits Artsakh without permission from the Azeri government is purportedly banned from visiting Azerbaijan in the future.
From July 17-28 Leo and Sona Manuelian of New Jersey led a home building mission to Armenia under the auspices of the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia (FCHA). Since 2010, they have dedicated every summer to assisting the homeless in Armenia; they have led five teams and more than 75 volunteers from the United States.
If you were to tell me at the beginning of this year that I would have to spend almost all of my summer in a developing country, traveling on rocky dirt roads to remote villages where there was a lack of plumbing and running water, with a group of 13 strangers all under the same roof, I would say you’re crazy and “no, thank you.”
Artsakh’s President Bako Sahakian called to order on Monday a meeting of Artsakh’s Security Council, the agenda of which covered security issues along the line of contact with Azerbaijan, where escalated and sometimes full-blown fighting has occurred in the last month. The second item on the meeting’s agenda was the Republic’s celebration of Artsakh’s 23rd independence anniversary.
Armenia’s Human Rights Ombudsman Karen Andreasian says he has appealed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay over the case of Armenian citizen Karen Petrosyan, a border villager who was taken captive by Azeri authorities and killed within one day after accidentally wandering over the border into Azerbaijan from his village of Chinari.