Armen Sarkissian

Armenia to triple penalties for insult and defamation

The government and press have had a combative relationship since the coming to power of Nikol Pashinyan, himself a former journalist. New Armenian legislation that would impose crippling penalties for insult and defamation is coming under criticism from local and international press freedom advocates, who are urging the president not to sign it into law. The law would triple the existing penalties for “insult” and defamation to three million drams ($5,700) and six million ($11,400), respectively. Armenia’s parliament passed the legislation on March 24 on a 76-40 vote. The two opposition parties opposed the legislation

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Armen Sarkissian undergoes surgery

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has undergone surgery abroad, the presidential press service informed. "Sarkissian has undergone surgary abroad," the website of the Armenian President reports. It is specified …

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Sarkissian congratulates Pashinyan

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian congratulated the head of government of the country, Nikol Pashinyan, on his birthday, wishing him success in running the country. The press service of the Armenian Cabinet noted that on his birthday, …

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Sarkissian receives Russian ambassador

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has held a meeting today with Ambassador of Russia to Armenia Sergey Kopirkin, News.am reports. Sarkissian and Kopirkin discussed the bilateral relations agenda, …

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Putin congratulates Armen Sarkissian on his jubilee

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent today a congratulatory message to Armenian leader Armen Sarkissian on the occasion of his 65th birthday, the press service of the President of Armenia reports. The Russian leader wished the …

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Armenia President meets with Finland colleague

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, who is on a working visit to the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi, on Saturday met with his Finnish colleague, Sauli Niinistö, News.am reported. Stressing …

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Fourth president of Armenia: Elections without options

Now Armenia has a new president. Not hundreds of thousands, but 90 people voted for him. There's an opinion that he will remain president of these 90 people, since public reaction to these elections without alternative was pretty mild. Most …

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