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The German Federal Government’s Special Representative for the Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, State Minister Michael Roth, the President of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, Rik Daems, and the Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, have today made the following statement concerning the sentencing of Aleksey Navalnyy: “We deeply regret the recent …

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Sunna Ævarsdóttir (Iceland, SOC), PACE’s rapporteur on political prisoners in the Russian Federation, and Jacques Maire (France, ALDE), rapporteur on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition politician and anti-corruption campaigner, have today reacted to his sentencing to two years and eight months in a prison colony. “I consider Mr Navalny to be a political …

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On February 2, the RA NA independent deputies Taguhi Tovmasyan, Vardan Atabekyan, Anna Grigoryan, Sofia Hovsepyan, Gor Gevorgyan and Sergey Bagratyan met with the candidate for the Chairperson of the Court of Cassation Lilit Tadevosyan, candidates for judge Armen Mkrtchyan and Armen Haykyants. During the meeting a discussion was held on the judicial-legal reforms, problems …

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Istanbul, February 1, 2021 – Turkish authorities should immediately drop all charges against the journalists and press freedom advocates currently facing a second trial on trumped-up terrorism charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 3, the Thirteenth Istanbul Court of Serious Crimes is scheduled to begin hearings in the retrial of Erol …

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Yesterday, on 1 February 2021 the Government of the Republic of Armenia submitted an Inter-State Application against Azerbaijan with the European Court of Human Rights claiming Convention violations during and in the aftermath of the war waged by Azerbaijan. In particular, the Armenian Government claims that Azerbaijan has violated the right to life, prohibition of …

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When in 1923, in order to artificially separate Armenia from Artsakh, “Red Kurdistan” was formed, the border disputes with Zangezur of the Armenian SSR intensified. One of the main concerns consistently raised by the people of Zangezur at the time was the issue of the rights of the villagers to the lands, along with the …