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Joint Ress Realise: New report confirms serious electoral fraud during the constitutional referendum

Paris-Yerevan, February 9, 2016. The constitutional referendum in Armenia on December 6, 2015, was marred by serious electoral fraud, reported FIDH member organisation in Armenia Civil Society Institute (CSI) in its recent observation report.

 

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Abuse of the Article 316 of the Armenian Penal Code to hinder the citizens rights

FIDH and its member organisation in Armenia Civil Society Institute (CSI) would like to draw the attention to the case of "New Armenia" activist Gevorg Safaryan as an example demonstrating the misuse of the Penal Code by the law enforcement in order to exert pressure on activists. Detained on New Year’s Eve during a peaceful assembly, G. Safaryan faces prolonged imprisonment on charges of violence against police under Article 316 of the Penal Code.

 

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