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armenpress.am29 minutes ago

More than half of new Cabinet named as President Sarkissian makes new re-appointments

More than half of the new Cabinet has been named as Armenian President Armen Sargsyan re-appointed today Davit Harutyunyan as minister of justice, Davit Tonoyan as minister emergency situations, Ignati Arakelyan as minister of agriculture and Armen Amiryan as minister of culture. Harutyunyan has been in office since 2017, and ha...

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lragir.am41 minutes ago

183 Were Arrested Today

On April 20, as of 3:30 pm, 183 citizens were detained, the communications department of the police informed Armenpress. The head of the communications department Ashot Aharonyan said on April 19 that the police will continue to arrest everyone who will commit breaches against public order. If the persons are not set free withi...

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hetq.aman hour ago

Yerevan: Protests Continue, Police Detain Around 200

Yerevan: Protests Continue, Police Detain Around 200 Narek Aleksanyan Thousands took to the streets of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, in opposition to Serzh Sargsyan as prime minister and to call for systematic reforms in the country. Protesters have blocked streets and intersections in a movement that MP Nikol Pashinyan has ...

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hetq.aman hour ago

Yerevan: Police Detain Man Walking Alone in France Square

The above photo shows Georgy Vardanyan in front of the Erebuni Police Department. He was placed under administrative arrest today while walking alone in France Square. "They did not present a legitimate claim for detainment. The person arresting me told me to follow him. I told him I had already been detained and taken to Sheng...

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hetq.am4 hours ago

Yerevan: Protest Activist Tigran Mazmanyan Gets Two Months in Jail

An Armenian court has sustained the suit brought by the Special Investigative Service investigator on the arrest of Tigran Mazmanyan, a civil activist. Mazmanyan was sentenced to a two-month imprisonment. The information was provided to Hetq by Mazmanyan's attorney Robert Revazyan. Mazmanyan was arrested on the morning of Apri...

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hetq.am5 hours ago

Yerevan, April 20 – Pashinyan Calls for Blockade of All Roadways

Nikol Pashinyan, the Yelk Alliance MP who’s declared a ‘velvet revolution’ to oust recently elected Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, is today calling for the blockade of all major roadways in Armenia. Pashinyan recently posted the news on his Facebook page, suggesting the use of freight trucks, buses and farming equipment. Earli...

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armenpress.am5 hours ago

Catholicos Aram I visits Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, scheduled to meet with Armenia’s President and PM

His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, arrived in Armenia on April 20. He visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Priest Vahram Melikyan, director of the information center of the Mother See, told Armenpress. “His Holiness Aram I already arrived in Armenia and has several meetings, but not with the ra...

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armenpress.am6 hours ago

Plain-clothed officers on-duty at protest locations, Yerevan police clarify

Amid the ongoing demonstrations in Yerevan which include public disturbances, police said they are not only maintaining order, but also actions for preventing and thwarting crimes and misdemeanors, police spokesman Ashot Aharonyan said on Facebook. “Police are entitled to use other forces also during the abovementioned actions. ...

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armenpress.am6 hours ago

China’s Premier sends congratulatory letter to Armenian PM Serzh Sargsyan

Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang sent congratulatory letter to Serzh Sargsyan on being elected Prime Minister of Armenia, Armenpress reports citing the Armenian PM’s official site. The letter says: “Your Excellency, On behalf of the Government of the People’s Republic of China and myself, I sincerely c...

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panorama.am7 hours ago

Yerevan protests: Ombudsman’s staff continues visits to police divisions

At the instruction of Armenia’s Human Rights Defender (HRD), the rapid reaction groups of the Ombudsman’s Office have visited the Central, Arabkir, Shengavit and Nor Nork divisions of the Yerevan Police as of Friday morning over the calls on detention of some protesters. Special attention is paid to the reasons behind the appr...

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