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 September 19, 2003 


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Naghdalyan case: Trail enters interrogation stage


The trial of the man accused of ordering the killing of journalist Tigran Naghdalyan has been plunged into controversy over the defendant's attorney.

Judge Saribek Aramyan dismissed Hovik Arsenyan from the court after it was claimed that the lawyer concealed a criminal conviction and presented a false licence to the court. Under Armenian law, a lawyer with a criminal record can not practice again until the conviction is spent.

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National News: Conference ponders the Armenian Condition


Experts gathered in Armenia this week for an international congress on Armenology.
The five-day gathering titled "Contemporary conditions of Armenology and its development prospects" opened September 15 at the National Academy of Armenia.

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Seeking Security: Improving economy offers hope of a stronger safety net for the poorest


From October 1 pensions in Armenia will increase by 600 to 700 drams ($1.20), lifting the average pension to 7,800-7,900 drams ($13.50).
The increases of between 8 and 9.5 per cent have done little to make the republic's pensioners feel better off, however. They insist that the increase in pensions is conditioned by rises in prices.

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Art Challenges AIDS: Poster campaign promotes awareness in paint


The threat posed by the AIDS virus was highlighted in bright colors at the Yerevan Hay-Art cultural center on September 18.

With posters bearing slogans such as "Let's wipe out AIDS together", "You are not alone", and "Don't harm your health for pleasure", young and professional painters sought to bring awareness of the problem while offering support to sufferers who feel isolated from society.

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Visions of Utopia: Intellectuals play with the meaning of Armenia


The inscription "Welcome to Armenia, an Outdoor Museum" is included in the booklets published by artist Azat Sargsyan. In those booklets one can find his photos where he, dressed in black clothes with the word "welcome" written on them, stands next to different graves in Yerevan cemeteries.

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Naghdalyan case: Trail enters interrogation stage

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National News: Conference ponders the Armenian Condition

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Cataloging Culture: Armenia's hidden galleries emerge into view

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September 15, Progressive Youth Union of Armenia demonstrated its attitude towards ArmenTel by protesting in front of the buiding of the telecommunication company with posters saying, "We demand quality communication". People passing by joined the protesters trampling down telephones. No connection, no need in phones.

 

 





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