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Stepanakert Calls Sentencing of Citizen in Baku ‘Groundless’

Stepanakert Calls Sentencing of Citizen in Baku ‘Groundless’

STEPANAKERT—Spokesperson for the Nagorno-Karabakh Foreign Ministry Ani Sargsyan spoke Armenian News (News.am) on Tuesday about the accusations and verdict against Artsakh citizen Arsen Baghdasaryan, who has been condemned to 15 years imprisonment in Azerbaijan. “This farce of a trial against Arsen Baghdasaryan completely fits into the logic of the policy of systematic violations of international

ANC of Europe Welcomes Artsakh ‘Free and Fair’ Elections

STEPANAKERT—On May 3, the elections for the National Assembly of Artsakh took place. The ten highly experienced delegates of the independent international election observation mission deployed by the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD, ANC of Europe) reported a calm, transparent and orderly election day. According to the observers, the election day in

Observers Call Artsakh Elections Democratic

STEPANAKERT—Artsakh held its sixth parliamentary elections on Sunday, with 33 seats in the Artsakh National Assembly available for the taking between seven parties. Preliminary results show that Artsakh Prime Minister Ara Harutyunyan’s Free Motherland Party received 47.5 percent of the vote; the Democratic Party of Artsakh, led by Speaker of the Artsakh Parliament Ashot Ghulyan,

ARS Issues Holiday Appeal; Urges Community to Help Those in Need

The Armenian Relief Society of the Western US has issued an appeal to the community this holiday season, urging Armenian-Americans to participate in a charity drive to help the less fortunate.

Youth Organizations in Armenia Issue Statement Condemning Azeri Threats

Youth organizations in Armenia released an open statement on Friday condemning Azerbaijan’s recent threats to use force against Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The letter, read at a press conference at the Yerablur memorial complex, is open for all youth, students and political organizations to join, the organizers said.

Karabakh Marks 18 Years of Statehood and Democracy on Human Rights Day

As the world marked the 61st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Thursday, The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic commemorated two declarations of its own, celebrating the decision of its people to declare independence in 1991 and a vote by the population in 2006 to approve a new constitution reaffirming democratic statehood.

Argentina and Uruguay Communities Welcome ‘Stone Garden’ Authors

Capacity crowds turned out at Armenian community centers in the capitals of Argentina and Uruguay to hear author-photographers Matthew Karanian and Robert Kurkjian present Armenia as an eco-tourism destination and to celebrate Armenian heritage.

We Eat Our Own Children

… a man, mid 40s, wide awake at 2:24 AM, staring at his keyboard trying to fulfill a promise to himself and his editor that he would write a weekly column. He is a weak man at this hour, considering not to ever write again when newspapers of his day via the Internet have become bathroom stalls where any reader with a keyboard can scribble nasty notes and tell the writer to shut up because the reader thinks the writer has no substance.

AYF Initiates Online Petition on Armenia-Turkey Relations

The Armenian Youth Federation’s Eastern Region has initiated an on-line petition through which Diasporan Armenia’s may convey their concern regarding recent developmen’s in Armenia’s foreign policy, as well as reaffirm their views on Armeno-Turkish relations. This petition will be sent to His Excellency Tatoul Markarian, Armenian Ambassador to the United States. All Armenia’s are asked

Sahakian calls for More Development, Resettlement in Vital Kashatagh, Shahoumian

STEPANAKERT (Presidential Press Service)–Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President Bako Sahakian Tuesday gave a “state of the republic” address to local government bodies, the legislature and the judicial branch and highlighted the importance of developing and resettling the Kashatagh (Lachin) and Shahoumian districts of the Republic. “I think close attention should be paid to the Kashatagh and Shahoumian

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