2/9/2009

Armenia's Unresolved Issue of Conscientions Objection to Military Service

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9/26/2008

Armenia: Broadcast media continue to label religious groups as “Sects”
On September 19 International Religious Freedom Report of the US Department was released. The report was prepared by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and covers the period from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.
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1/16/2008

Religious minority faces discrimination in Armenia – Amnesty International Report
Jehovah's Witnesses in Armenia face discrimination and imprisonment because of their beliefs, according to a new Amnesty International report.
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7/17/2011
Armenia Evangelicals Under Pressure Amid New Legislation
Rights activists and religious groups in Armenia say new legislation will increase intolerance towards the country’s evangelical Christians and other minorities, some of whom already face prosecution for their church activities.
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12/11/2010
Alexander Amaryan: Jehovah’s Witnesses lead Armenia to downfall
PanARMENIAN.Net - 24 more young people refused the alternative military service, all of them simultaneously, stated Alexander Amaryan, the head of the center for aid and rehabilitation to the victims of destructive cults.
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6/4/2010
FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN ARMENIA
The head of Armenia’s Helsinki Committee Avetik Ishkhanyan, the journalist Vahan Ishkhanyan and sociologist Meri Yeranosyan presented today their study on the freedom of religious in Armenia.
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6/4/2010
Religious organizations throw brickbats at journalists
Yerevan's Congress Hotel today hosted presentation of the book "Freedom of Religion in Armenia" co-authored by Avetik Ishkhanyan, Vahan Ishkhanyan and Mary Yeranosyan.
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1/7/2009
ANNUAL REPORT OF HELSINKI ASSOCIATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA FOR THE YEAR OF 2008
ANNUAL REPORT OF HELSINKI ASSOCIATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA FOR THE YEAR OF 2008
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4/21/2008
US Helsinki Commission Co-Chair concerned over anti-semitism in Armenia
Washington. Husniyya Hasanova-APA. At the hearings on the post-election situation in Armenia co-chair of the US Helsinki Commission Benjamin Cardin said he was astonished by the post-election blackmail campaign in Armenia, APA’s US bureau reports.
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2/1/2008
Armenia’s Suppression of Religion
Imprisonment and violence appear to be the daily threat to Jehovah's Witnesses in Armenia and all because of their religious beliefs and despite laws to the contrary.
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3/5/2006
Armenia: Country’s Jews Alarmed Over Nascent Anti-Semitism
Armenia’s tiny Jewish community is growing concerned by what it says is mounting anti-Semitism in the South Caucasus country. Virtually nonexistent in the past, the issue has emerged over the past year amid a rise in anti-Jewish propaganda and the desecration of a Holocaust memorial in Yerevan. The government has so far done little to address the Jewish community's concerns.
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4/3/2003
The Situation of the Yezidis in Armenia
I am a Kurdish writer. I am from Armenia and I am a Yezidi. I left my country for exile (Germany) to escape the oppression by the Armenian state and the nationalist gangs that were established by the state. I believe that no one in this country knows well the situation of the Yezidis. It seems that people who work for the immigration office do not distinguish Yezidis from the Armenians.
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3/31/2003
A Conditional Coexistence:Yezidi in Armenia
In August 2001 the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) held a conference in Armenia on the practical implementation of the European Convention on the Protection of National Minorities. A series of recommendations was issued, including one to amend the Armenian constitution to make it correspond with the terms and conditions of the European convention and other international norms regarding the involvement of minorities in state institutions. The impact was negligible.
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3/16/2003
ANTI-SEMITISM IN ARMENIA
In front of the Yerevan Writers’ House in February 2002, there was a presentation of Romen Episkopyan’s book The National System, published in Russian and Armenian. Nobody knows the author’s name in Armenia. The book was conceived as an instrument for forming some national system. In the book, the Turks are named the assassinator nation, and the Jews, the destroyer nation. In the chapter entitles The Greatest Falsification of the XX Century the author states that the Holocaust is a myth.
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