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Armenia: Anti-Government Protests May Mimic Middle East Unrest

Date: March 2nd, 2011 | No Comments

Public transport to the capital city, Yerevan, was stopped ahead of the March 1 rally by the opposition Armenian National Congress that drew 50,000 people according to protest organizers (10,000 according to police officials). All buses and minibuses operating between Yerevan and the surrounding regions were halted to reduce the size of the rally. Opposition [read more]

Armenia: Yerevan State of Emergency Lifted

Date: March 26th, 2008 | No Comments

The government ended the state of emergency it imposed on Yerevan March 1 when it broke up a week of mass protests over a disputed presidential election. More than 100 protesters remain in custody on charges of causing unrest and plotting a coup, and the legislature passed a new law granting authorities the right to [read more]

Turkey and Armenia: Normalizing Relations, Reopening Border

Date: October 14th, 2009 | No Comments

After a century of hostility, Turkey and Armenia have signed an agreement to normalize relations, a deal that must still be ratified by parliaments of both countries. The agreement will reopen the border closed by Turkey in 1993 and call for a commission of independent historians to examine the question of genocide in 1915 and [read more]

Armenia: State of Emergency in Yerevan

Date: March 6th, 2008 | 1 comment

Authorities declared a 20-day state of emergency in Yerevan March 1 following a violent clash between protesters and police in which eight people died and more than 130 were injured. Major rallies over a disputed presidential election have occurred almost daily since Feb. 19, but now the city is under martial law with numerous checkpoints [read more]

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