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April 30, 2004




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Heir to Air: Popular newspaper editor takes over MP-owned television company

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The editor of a leading oppositional newspaper has taken over leadership of a Yerevan television company that has tangential government affiliation.

Aram Abrahamyan, editor of Aravot (Morning), Armenia’s leading daily, has been named director of the former Kentron (Center) television company, an enterprise recently purchased by pro-government National Assembly member and businessman Murad Guloyan. The newly-named company will air May 10.

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Crackdown on Crackdown: Council of Europe scolds Armenia

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Political unrest in Armenia was placed on the agenda of discussions that included Kosovo and Cyprus when the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe met this week.

When the discussion ended and resolutions were passed, Armenia was chastised for recent police crackdowns on oppositional demonstrators and threatened with Council sanctions for government behavior “contrary to the letter and spirit” of previous Council recommendations.

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Margaryan Killing: Preliminary inquiry nears its end

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The lawyer for the family of Gurgen Margaryan has been in Budapest for consultations on the case against the Azerbaijani officer accused of murdering him.

Nazeli Vardanyan, a member of the Armenian International Lawyers Union, met with her Hungarian colleague Gabriela Gaspar to familiarize herself with details of the preliminary investigation.

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Outbreak in Aygabats: Animal deaths, threat to humans continue to plague village

By Marianna Grigoryan

A case of human anthrax infection is believed to have been found in the Aygabats village of Shirak region. Last week, ArmeniaNow reported an outbreak of the disease that had caused the deaths of 40 cattle.

On Tuesday (April 27), villager Harutyun Khachatryan, who had been in contact with the infected animals, showed symptoms of anthrax infection and was taken to hospital in Gyumri.

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Fruitful Partnership: Armenia Tree Project helps villages to put down roots of economic recovery

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Crackdown on Crackdown: Council of Europe scolds Armenia

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Tanets!

Honored Artist of Russia Nadezhda Babkina was among performers during Russian Cultural Days this week in Armenia.

 





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