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Berlin, November 16, 2020 — Polish authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate police attacks on journalists covering recent protests, hold those responsible to account, and ensure that reporters can cover events of public interest without fear of injury, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On November 11, during clashes between riot police and protesters …

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Today, on November 10, at about 4:00 AM, dozens of men tried to burst into the Yerevan Bureau of “Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty” (Azatutyun Radio). The attackers knocked on the doors with their feet and fists, swore at the employees of the Bureau. According to the statement published by the radio station, the …

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President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian gave an interview to Christophe Lamfalussy, the special correspondent of La Libre Belgique, the major daily newspaper in Belgium. Below is the translation of the author’s interview with a short introduction. President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian has come a long way as the Prime Minister (1996-1997) and …

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Washington, D.C., November 5, 2020—The Los Angeles Police Department should drop all charges against reporters Vishal Singh and Sean Beckner-Carmitchel, and refrain from arresting members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, around 7:30 p.m., the LAPD announced a dispersal order in response to Black Lives Matter protests near the intersection …

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Sveriges Radio, the National Public Service Radio in Sweden, broadcast a programme on the military aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh and Turkey’s involvement in it, with excerpts from an interview with President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian. “President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian thinks that the international community is not reacting decisively enough to the outbreak …

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New York, November 4, 2020 – Azerbaijani authorities should release journalist Afgan Sadygov and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, Baku Grave Crimes Court sentenced Sadygov, chief editor of the independent news website Azel.tv, to seven years in prison, according to news reports, his wife Sevinch Sadygova, and his lawyer Elchin Sadygov, both …