Vazgen Sargsyan was great man, says Yerkrapah leader

  March 5 marks the birth anniversary of Vazgen Sargsyan, a late minister of defense and prime minister of Armenia, and a great national hero of the 1990’s who was famed posthumously as Sparapet (commander) The great military leader would turn 55 today if alive. On this occasion, Tert.am has interviewed General Manvel Grigoryan, the…

Rule of Law MP responds to accusations

  Rule of Law parliamentary group member Hovhannes Margaryan commented on Armenian MP Alexander Arzumanyan’s statement. Arzumanyan stated on in Parliament on Thursday that all the political forces shared the responsibility for the tragic events in Armenia’s capital on March 1, 2008. “He reserved the right to accuse the four political forces of covering the…

Movement against funded pensions warns of pressure, intimidation

The movement against funded pensions has issued a statement, drawing the attention of Armenia’s law-enforcement agencies, local and international human rights organizations to a pressure and intimidation campaign against movement members. “We state that any attempt to intimidate any members of the movement through visiting them at home or inquiring about them from neighbors, using…

Armenian MP critical of parliamentary opposition over proposal for March 1 committee

  Samvel Nikoyan, chaired the first parliamentary committee set up to investigate into the tragic events in Armenia’s capital, on March 1, 2008, made a statement in Armenia’s parliament on Thursday and accused the opposition of showing an destructive approach. According to him, the opposition forces boycotted the first committee’s activities, whereas they are proposing…

Armenian MP rules out Maidan scenario

A senior lawmaker of Armenia’s ruling political force has ruled out the repetition of the Ukrainian turmoil in Armenia. In his speech at the National Assembly on Thursday, Galust Sahakyan, the leader of the Republican parliamentary faction, warned the opposition MPs against rejoicing at the heated developments in other states. He said tensions similar to…

Armenia-EU meeting approved agenda of three all-important issues – Artur Baghdasaryan

Secretary of Armenia’s National Security Council Artur Baghdasaryan presented to reporters on Wednesday the main issues discussed at a meeting on Tuesday. He stressed that the meeting approved an agenda of three most important issues. In this context, Baghdasaryan stressed the introduction of probation service in Armenia. “A new system of alternative punishment will actually…