17:45 | June 29, 2015
Armenia’s Ministry of Defense today announced that it would be creating a cyber-security center called Hye Tek tasked with raising the level of security of the country’s defense system.
14:52 | June 29, 2015
In a weird twist to the week old electricity rate hike protest in Yerevan, Sanitek Ltd, the company that collects garbage in the Armenian capital, has now entered the fray by filing a suit arguing that 41 of its garbage bins, now used as a barrier on Baghramyan Avenue, have been damaged.
10:55 | June 29, 2015
Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has spent billions on capturing the world’s attention to the European Games in his Caspian seaside capital of Baku. He has spared no expense, including slapping plastic facades on tired buildings, building new roads and booking megastar Lady Gaga for the Opening Ceremonies. The best hotels are booked solid.
10:51 | June 29, 2015
The Armenian Bar Association demands an immediate, independent investigation and full, public accountability with respect to the decision to use disproportionate force against Armenian citizens on the morning of June 23, 2015.
00:54 | June 29, 2015
Yerevan Police have issued a statement claiming that last night at 11:50 they and protesters in Liberty Square detained a person making calls for an armed action and who resisted the efforts of police in carrying out their duties.
20:22 | June 28, 2015
He said that the problem faced by the protesters is getting organized and cited the example in Buenos Aires where 100 organizations would be on the ground to organize the movement.
20:19 | June 28, 2015
Armenia’s Chief of Police Vladimir Gasparyan has given protesters at Bghramyan Avenue 30 minutes to leave the site or else he will instruct the cops to move in and use force, if necessary, to open the street.
16:03 | June 27, 2015
Hetq got in touch with movement member Maxim Sargsyan who verified the above news, noting that two individuals in civilian dress had appeared outside his house taking photos of his car.
17:35 | June 26, 2015
Ani Yeghikyan, who participated in the electricity rate hike protest yesterday in Yerevan, has told Hetq that she was followed home by a man in plainclothes and that she recognized her pursuer.
14:59 | June 26, 2015
“Sadly, this year’s Armenian films weren’t that good. We found ourselves in a serious quandary because we watched the films for a long time, discussed them, and had to select the finalists.”
13:52 | June 26, 2015
On that day, Kyureghyan climbed atop a car and shot an air pistol off several times in the direction of the police as a sign of protest over the way political trials are handled in Armenia.
13:30 | June 26, 2015
Whether or not the demonstrators understand it, they are repudiating the generation of pro-Western leaders who long ago set the stage for the privatization of the energy sector in Armenia—and of the public transport system, agriculture, and pensions, too.
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