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Governmenmt Allocates $1.515 Million to Victims of March 1, 2008 Yerevan Protests

The Armenian government today allocated 720 million drams (US$1.515 million) in compensation to victims of the March 1-2, 2008, post-presidential protests in Yerevan.

The money was allocated from the Government Reserve Fund to the Ministry of Justice.

On August 8, the government of Armenia decided to allocate 30 million drams (US$63,000) to the legal successors of those killed in the March 1-2, 2008 post-election protests in Yerevan.

15 million drams will go to those whose health was severely damaged due to the protests, and 5 million drams to those whose health was damaged to a lesser degree.

Ten people (eight civilians, two police officers) died in the protests and scores more were injured.

Top photo by German Avagyan

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