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Council of Europe Official Starts Armenia Visit

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, began his visit to Armenia Thursday to assess progress made by the Armenian government in dealing with the consequences of the country’s worst post-election crisis. During his three-day fact-finding trip, the official is due to hold a series of meetings with Armenia’s top leadership,

Echoing ARF, Senior MP Urges Amnesty for Jailed Oppositionists

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Echoing calls for a general amnesty for political prisoners made earlier this year by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, a senior pro-government parliamentarian advocated on Wednesday a general amnesty for Armenian opposition members and supporters arrested following the February presidential election. Earlier in July, the chairman of Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s Supreme Council of Armenia,

Rustamian: PACE Accepts Exclusively Azeri Formula

YEREVAN–(Noyan Tapan-RFE/RL). The PACE fall session began reviewing the fulfillment of obligations by Armenia and Azerbaijan before the Council of Europe. Before this session–however–the monitoring commission had accepted the reports of monitoring groups in Armenia and Azerbaijan. The document–submitted to the council’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE)–reviews the fulfillment of Yerevan’s membership obligations that also relate to