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HRD: Armenian PoWs tortured, deprived of food in Azerbaijan

HRD: Armenian PoWs tortured, deprived of food in Azerbaijan

September 8, 2021 – 13:59 AMT

PanARMENIAN.NetArmenian civilians and prisoners of war in Azerbaijan have been tortured, including psychologically, according to fresh analysis unveiled by Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan on Wednesday, September 8.

Tatoyan revealed that in some cases the Azerbaijani side provided water or food to captured Armenians only after beating and humiliating them. According to him, PoWs captured during or after the 44-day war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Nagorno-Karabakh were tortured for both their ethnicity and religion.

“We have o

Two Armenian soldiers freed from Azerbaijani captivity

Two Armenian soldiers freed from Azerbaijani captivity

September 8, 2021 – 11:07 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Azerbaijan on Tuesday, September 7 released two Armenian servicemen who went missing near the Armenian-Azerbaijani border in mid-July. Aramayis Torozyan and Artur Nalbandyan were freed in exchange for an Azerbaijani soldier recently arrested in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The two Armenians were flown to Yerevan from Baku by a Russian military plane. The swap deal was brokered by Major-General Rustam Muradov, the outgoing commander of Russian peacekeeping forces stationed in Karabakh

Nalbandyan and Torozyan went missing in thick fog on July 14 after driv

Equipment worth $770,000 donated to Spitak Medical Center

U.S. Ambassador Lynne M. Tracy traveled to Armenia’s Lori province to participate in a donation ceremony of a Digital Radiography and Fluoroscopy Machine to the Spitak medical Center.

The medical imaging device, worth $255,000, is one component of a medical equipment donation to the Ministry of Health valued at$770,000 to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Armenia.  The U.S. European Command’s Humanitarian Assistance Program funded the donation.

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HRD: Azerbaijani President's Armenophobic speeches resemble fascism

HRD: Azerbaijani President's Armenophobic speeches resemble fascism

September 7, 2021 – 13:52 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Armenian Human Rights Defender’s office has analyzed speeches delivered by the Azerbaijani President on August 26 and on August 31, singling out the excerpts that generate hatred and enmity towards Armenians. Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan believes that President Ilham Aliyev’s speeches resemble fascism.

The Armenian and English versions of the report were sent to the Armenian National Assembly, the government and law enforcement agencies, as well as various NGOs.

The analyses of the Human Rights Defender’s staff and

Armenian Summer Festival opens in London

Armenian Ambassador to the UK Varuzhan Nersesyan participated in the traditional Armenian Summer Festival, organized by the Committee of the Armenian Diocese in Great Britain and Ireland, the Armenian Embassy in UK informs.

The event started with a minute of silence in memory of the Armenians who sacrificed their lives during the 44-day war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh last year.

In his opening remarks, Ambassador Nersesyan attached importance to the organization of the event, during which the best traditions of Armenian culture, history, art and cuisine were presented..

He also stressed the important role of the British-Armenian community in the development and strengthening of bilateral relations, pledging to do his best to expand that cooperation.

Bishop Hovakim Manoogian, Primate of the

Armenia to host conference on International Religious Freedom and Peace

The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin will host a conference on International Religious Freedom and Peace from 9 to 10 September 2021 with with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.

Access to places of worship in conflict zones, protecting religious and ethnic minorities, and preserving cultural heritage, are just some of the topics that will be addressed.

During the 2020 war unleashed by Azerbaijan, the Republic of Artsakh has seen large swathes of its land taken over by Azerbaijan. Concerns have been raise

U.S. Congressional leaders stand in solidarity with Artsakh on 30th anniversary of Independence

A bipartisan group representing the Congressional Armenian Caucus joined with Armenians across the U.S. and around the world in marking the 30th anniversary of the Republic of Artsakh’s (Nagorno Karabakh) independence, pledging to continue efforts to strengthen U.S.-Artsakh ties and push back against ongoing Azerbaijani and Turkish aggression, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

“We mark Artsakh’s independence with our work, together, with our Congressional allies – advancing a targeted array of ANCA-backed legislative initiatives blocking U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan and securing U.S. humanitarian assistance to Artsakh,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “In particular, we look forward, in the coming days and weeks, to cooperating with our Congressional friends, coalition partners, and community activists to stop all Defense Department funding for Azerbaijan’s army – through the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act.”

Moody's emphasizes effectiveness of Armenian government’s economic policy

A regular Cabinet meeting took place today, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Suren Papikyan.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Deputy PM congratulated on the occasion of the Proclamation Day of the Republic of Artsakh, saying, ”Dear colleagues, September 2 is a very important and memorable day. I congratulate all of us on the occasion of the Day of the Republic of Artsakh, wishing the Armenians of Artsakh endurance and will to withstand existing challenges’’.

Before starting the discussion of the issues on the agenda, the Deputy PM informed that on August 31 reputable international ”Moody’s’’ rating agency published a regular report, leaving the rating for Armenia the same, setting the current rating at Ba3, with a stable outlook.


The status of Artsakh should be finally clarified on the basis of peoples’ right to self-determination – Armenian PM

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has issued a statement on Artsakh Republic Day:

Dear compatriots,

30 years ago on this day, the people of Artsakh announced the establishment of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic through a declaration adopted by the legitimate authorities.

By that the Armenians of Artsakh confirmed their right to dispose of their life and future and live freely. That decision was reinforced through a general referendum held on December 10 of the same year. Thus, this manifestation of the will of the people, which was the result of the Karabakh movement that had began in 1988 and was based on our people’s aspiration for democratization and freedom, became one of the examples of the expression of the right of nations

Asbarez congratulates Public Radio of Armenia on 95th anniversary

Having itself turned 113 this year, the management, editorial board and staff of Asbarez has congratulated the Public Radio of Armenia on its 95th anniversary.

From Soviet times to the present, the Public Radio of Armenia has been informing, educating and entertaining Armenians, with a strict vision of presenting facts, for more than nine decades, Asbarez said.

“The Public Radio of Armenia is a national symbol. Its ability to traverse different historical realities and still remain a critical part of the lives of Armenians is a testament to its dedicated and p