Monthly Archives: May 2016

World

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com The headline of the May 17 opinion column by David Ignatius in The Washington Post — “When diplomats get punished for doing their jobs” — triggered unhappy recollections of the forced resignation of John Evans, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, for daring to speak about the Armenian Genocide, …

Legal

On 30 May 2016 there were numerous reports in mass media on the fact of 10-hours-long detention of Luka Vardanyan, the 8-years-old Russian national, who arrived to Baku airport with his mother, Ms. Christina Constantinova, and his stepfather. Both of them also are Russian Nationals (see https://regnum.ru/news/2138706.html). The only reason for the minor’s detention was …

World

Drugs charges used as pretext for detaining men who vandalised a public monument. By Samira Ahmedbeyli Experts say that the arrest and ill treatment of two activists who defaced a statue of former president Heydar Aliyev has highlighted a growing cult of personality in an increasingly repressive Azerbaijan. Bayram Mamedov and Giyasaddin Ibrahim, members of …

World

Three political parties in the Turkish Parliament have issued a statement that condemns the resolution on Armenian Genocide recognition, and which is on the agenda of the German Bundestag. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) as well as the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) issued a joint statement …

World

“What happened in April reminded us of the fragility of the situation. In these 20 years, very little has been changed,” – stated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland to Armenia, Lukas Gasser (in the photo) at the “Caucasus-2015” international conference held in Yerevan. The ambassador noticed that the Caucasus was an important direction for …