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Ter-Petrosian Said to Join New Unrest Probe

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian will name a representative to a new body tasked with conducting an independent investigation into the post-election clashes in Yerevan, a senior member of his Armenian National Congress said on Wednesday. The Opposition alliance and its top leader have yet to decide whether to take one of the five seats

OSCE Hails New Armenian Unrest Probe

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) welcomes President Serzh Sarkisian’s decision to form an independent body that will investigate post-election violence in Yerevan, the head of its Armenian office said on Friday. Ambassador Sergei Kapinos said the OSCE is encouraged by the anticipated participation of representatives of the Armenian opposition and

Independent Body Set to Launch New Unrest Probe

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–President Serzh Sarkisian paved the way on Thursday for the launch of an independent inquiry into the deadly post-election unrest in Yerevan, forming an investigative body in which Armenia’s main pro-government and opposition forces will have equal representation. Sarkisian’s office said the main mission of the five-member Fact-Finding Group of Experts will be to

Armenian Parliament Asked to Extend Unrest Probe

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–A special parliamentary commission investigating the unrest following Armenia’s last presidential election has asked the National Assembly to extend its mandate by two months to allow for a Western-backed change in the format of the probe. The commission dominated by pro-government lawmakers was formed earlier this year as the Armenian authorities faced strong international

Addressing Nation, President Sarkisian Signals ‘Daring Changes’ Ahead

YEREVAN–In a 40 minute speech before the nation, President Serzh Sarkisian stood at the speaker’s podium in the National Assembly Thursday evening and presented his administration’s intention to implement “daring changes” to drastically raise Armenia’s competitiveness as it faces a new era of “serious geopolitical and regional changes.” Addressing the republic’s top leadership, including the