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April 23, 2004




 

Hell Night: A victim’s story of police brutality

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Ani Kirakosyan is 22. She will not let us take her photograph, because she is afraid. By her accounts of what happened to her during a police crack down on Armenia’s political oppositional, her fear is justified.

Ani got a degree in journalism at Yerevan Pedagogic Institute and after graduation was offered a job collecting information for the online magazine of the Republican party.

On the evening of April 13, Ani was in the headquarters of the party. It is oppositional leader Aram Sargsyan’s office, but Ani is not a member of the party and says she is apolitical. For her, the work is a job, not a passion.

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Random or Planned?: Attack on former politician raises questions

(From media and ArmeniaNow news sources)

An attack on a prominent oppositional figure on Thursday has sparked outrage by anti-government sympathizers who see the act as a premeditated order by authorities.

Ashot Manucharyan, who in the late 1980s was a member of the “Karabakh Committee” and later was Minister of Interior and then National Security Advisor during the first term of President Levon Ter Petrosyan was severely beaten while walking on Tumanyan Street in Yerevan in mid-afternoon.

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Rural Tragedy: Anthrax suspected in death of cattle

By Marianna Grigoryan

At least 40 cattle have died in the village of Aygabats (about 128 kilometers north of Yerevan). Anushavan Aghajanyan, head of State Veterinary Inspection at the Ministry of Agriculture visited the Shirak region village and said the preliminary cause of death is anthrax.

Village head Gagik Altunyan blames the deaths on defective vaccinations for the disease, administered April 15.

Ministry of Agriculture officials have not confirmed Altunyan’s suspicions, while awaiting test results from samples sent to Moscow.

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Random or Planned?: Attack on former politician raises questions

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Rural Tragedy: Anthrax suspected in death of cattle

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Holywood

In honor of each of Armenia's Catholicoses, 131 evergreens were planted on the grounds of Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Yerevan, April 18.

 





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