David Sanasaryan, one of the leaders of the recently formed “Rise, Armenia” civil initiative campaigning against higher energy prices, was taken to the Erebuni medical centre late on Wednesday after allegedly being manhandled by police.
Although leaders of the “Rise Armenia” civil initiative give assurances about the success of their current protests, television, newspapers and even online media tend to provide increasingly less coverage to them.
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A delegation of the Armenian Defense Ministry led by First Deputy Minister David Tonoyan has been on a visit to the United States. Tonoyan has already met with representatives of the defense office of the United Nations Secretary General and stated about the increase in the number of Armenian peacekeepers involved in UN peacekeeping missions.
Activists campaigning against the rise in electricity tariffs pledged to stage more actions of “civil disobedience” to keep the police busy as they continued their protests in Yerevan’s central Republic Square Tuesday night.
The continuation of summer will be as hot as it has been these recent days. However, meteorologists forecast that this year’s high temperatures will not exceed last year’s levels.
Although the rallies of “Rise, Armenia” do not attract a large number of people the civil initiative says it will continue its protests against electricity price hikes and is determined to hold a sit-in in Republic Square of Yerevan.
The Embassy of the United States has congratulated the Government of Armenia on maintaining Tier I status for the third year in a row in the Department of State’s 2015 Trafficking in Persons assessment.
The deal reached between Iran and the “six powers” has put a great responsibility on Armenia’s southern neighbor in terms of promoting conflict-resolution in the region, experts say.
Several activists of the new civil initiative, “Rise, Armenia”, stayed seated on the pavement near Republic Square late into the night as the street campaign against rising electricity prices resumed on a smaller scale on Monday.
A Yerevan Court on Monday ordered a two-month detention as a measure of restraint for Tigran Khachatryan, the son of controversial Syunik Governor Surik Khachatryan.