Monthly Archives: March 2008

  NA former vice speaker Ara Sahakyan calls. –          Mr. Sahakyan, what is the reason that you decided to break the silence and ask for giving an interview in “Aravot”? –          There is a famous proverb:  “If you do not carry out a policy, the policy carries out you”, this happens to me as well as …

The policemen took famous poet, journalist, publicist Tigran Paskevichyan to the police station from the North Avenue yesterday. Other journalists who were there were crying that they know him but the policemen said in answer: “We also know him”.

  The witnesses of March 1 incident said. Will the incidents of the evening on March 1 took place if the policemen didn’t attack and use violence on peaceful demonstrators early in the morning? The history doesn’t recognize the questions consist of “if”. But the conversations which the “Aravot’s” correspondent Naira Mamikonyan had with the …

  Perhaps our defenders of law need in some kind of training to understand what the legislation is. The necessity of such trainings became obvious yesterday when the senior investigator Gasparyan informed Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s former press speaker Levon Zourabyan in the North Avenue that he was invited to the Police Station tomorrow on March 27. …

  “Aravot’s” correspondent Naira Mamikonyan took the photo of this injured citizen on March 1 after the police riot. She talked to a lot of witnesses that day even the woman who was accused of confirming about the killed child.

  Which are over by arrests. You may see the same scene near Freedom Square on the North Avenue in the evenings of March 22, 23, 24. Groups of people were gathering: women, young people, Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s adherents etc. Sometimes they were crying “Levon-Levon”. The young people were singing “I love my country” song.  But the …

  “Today we do not deal with a political movement, this the struggle of the whole people, society against illegal, criminal, anticonstituional regime, against despotism”,- Levon Zourabyan, the representative of Levon Ter-Petrosyan headquarters, analyzing the political situation concluded  in the National Press Club yesterday. The latter divided the pre and post electoral activities into three stages. …

  The people who gathered near Myasnikyan’s monument tried to go back to the Freedom Square via Mashtots Avenue. The policemen warned them: Your procession is not legal, stop it”. Then the police surrounded the Freedom Square not allowing the participants of the procession to enter the Square. The police used electroshock and beat several …

  State of emergency and censorship Armenia found itself in information blockade after declaration of the state of emergency for 20 days. The authorities should prevent the publication of opposition newspapers. Taking into consideration that official coverage is one-sided and is broadcasted by all TV channels, several newspapers refused of printing. Though the President made …