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First Karabakh president remembered in Stepanakert

STEPANAKERT – The people of Karabakh paid their respects on Sunday, April 14, 1996, to the memory of the first president of the Moutnainous (Nagorno) Karabakh parliament, Arthur Mkrtchyan, who died four years ago in tragic circumstances. At 11 a.m. Mountainous Karabakh Republic president Robert Kocharyan, speaker of the Karabakh National Assembly Arthur Tovmasyan, and…

ARF leader discusses party agenda

Following its first press conference in January 1996, several interviews have been granted by the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia. We present excerpts from two interviews conducted by Anna Israelyan (a Radio Liberty correspondent in Armenia) and by Narineh Dilbaryan (a reporter of the Lragir Or daily of Yerevan), with ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia…

Academicians discuss ARF’s role in Armenia

YEREVAN – “Nothing will be complete without the complete participation of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun in our society, since it is a national force and it belongs to the Armenian people”, stated one academician taking part in a seminar organized by the ARF Supreme Council of Armenia, at the American University of Armenia, on March…

Meeting with the British Ambassador to Armenia

Political Secretary of the ARF-Armenia Executive Body, Mr. Vardan Ghandilyan said that on January 31, 1996, the Ambassador of Great Britain, Mr. David Miller met the representative of the ARF-Armenia Executive Body. During the two hour meeting the discussions included the political process in the region, the political situation in Armenia and other mutual concerns.…

ARFD-Armenia Outlines Policies and Action Plan

During a press conference, in Yerevan, on January 21, 1996, the newly created body responsible for administering the activities of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun in Armenia outlined the party’s policies and programs and discussed the course of their activities. The three-person body is composed of Levon Mkrtchyan, lecturer at the History Department of the Yerevan…

Meeting with the President of Nagorno-Karabakh

Nagorno Karabakh Republic President Robert Kocharian met with two members of the newly elected Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, Masis Baghta-saryan and Martun Matevosyan, both from Armenia. Presidential press secretary Alexander Grigoryan said that during the December 23, 1995, meeting Kocharian reported on the military, political and socio-economic situation of the republic during the…

ARF-D convenes its 26th World Congress

In November 1995, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dasnaktsutyun convened its 26th World Congress in Lebanon. The ARF-D had appealed to the Armenian authorities, to facilitate the convening of the World Congress in Armenia. The appeal was refused on grounds that World Congress delegates would include non-Armenian citizens, which according to the interpretation of the authorities, would…

European Parliament resolution on the banning of the ARF-Dashnaksutyun

10(e) B4-0685, 0703 and 0714/95 Resolution on the human rights situation in Armenia and the banning of the FRA (sic) Dashnaksutyun party The European Parliament, A. whereas since its independence on 21 September 1991 Armenia has been engaged in the construction of a state based on the principles of freedom and democratic institutions, B. whereas…