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ARF-D Bureau condemns 9/11 attack on US

YEREVAN – The Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktustyun issued an announcement Wednesday, condemning the attacks by hijacked aircraft on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon Tuesday. Below is the translated text of that announcement. Along with the entire world, we are shocked by the great tragedy resulting from the criminal attacks that took…

ARF-D Bureau declaration on TARC

On July 9th, in a communiqué released in Geneva, it was declared that a commission was formed under the name of “Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Commission,” which claims to assist in the development of mutual understanding and expression of good-will between the Turkish and Armenian peoples and to encourage the improvement of relations between Turkey and Armenia.…

ARF-D participates in European meeting of Socialist International

YEREVAN — The Socialist International Committee for Central and Eastern Europe, SICEE, met in Zagreb on 6-7 October, 2000, hosted by SI-member the Croatian Social Democratic Party, SDP, which heads the country’s government. As developments unfolded in Serbia, the Committee issued a declaration congratulating and extending its solidarity with the men and women who through…

Amnesty International, Freedom House assess Human Rights violations in Armenia

In 1995, President Levon Ter-Petrossian tightened his grip on power amid indications the country was becoming more authoritarian. Nine parties, including the largest opposition group, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, were banned from participating in 5 July parliamentary elections, which were dominated by the President’s ruling Armenian National Movement and labeled “free but not fair” by…

Armenian authorities clamp down on the opposition

On September 7, several opposition parties in Armenia, including the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, issued an announcement declaring National Democratic Union leader Vazgen Manoukyan the sole candidate representing the national alliance accord. National Self-Determination Union candidate Paruyr Hairikyan, Democratic Party of Armenia candidate Aram Sargsyan and “Artsakh-Hayastan” candidate Lenser Aghalovyan all withdrew their candidacies from the…

Russian parties call for reinstatement of ARF rights in Armenia

In a September 11 letter D. Rogozin, chairman of the Russian Federation’s Congress of Russian Communities (KRO) – the party of General Lebed – called on the Armenian authorities for the immediate reinstatement of the rights of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dasnaktsutyun, prior to the September 22 presidential elections in Armenia. The letter states that “the…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun rejoins the Socialist International

NEW YORK – The Socialist International Congress unanimously approved the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s application for membership in the worldwide organization on September 11, at its last session; the SI 20th Congress convened at the United Nations headquarters. The ARF-Dashnaktsutyun was granted the status of Obsever Member. The ARF-D had been a member of the Socialist…

US Congressional Committee Chairman raises concerns about suspension of the ARF by the Armenian government

WASHINGTON – The House International Relations Committee, chaired by Congressman Ben Gilman (R-NY), on July 31, held a hearing devoted to examining United States interests in the Caucasus region. The Committee heard testimony from two panels of witnesses, the first from the State Department, and the second representing private citizens with expertise on the Caucasus…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun has no candidate in presidential polls

YEREVAN- The Armenian Revolutionary Federation in Armenia will not introduce a candidate of its own for the September presidential polls, however the parameters of its participation in the electoral process has not yet been determined, announced the party’s newly elected political director and deputy of the Armenian National Assembly Ruben Hakobyan, during a press conference…