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AYF meets with ARF-D presidential candidate Vahan Hovhannesyan

SPRING . 2008 . HAYTOUG . 03 — During a recent visit to the United States, the Armenian Youth Federation was able to organize a town hall meeting between Vice Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly and ARF-Dashnaktsutyun presidential candidate Vahan Hovhannesyan and the Armenian youth of Los Angeles. Portions of the question and answer…

DECLARATION Regarding the September 1996 Events in Armenia

The political course of the current leadership of Armenia in regards to the Presidential elections, severely hinders the already fragile democracy and deals a heavy blow to Armenia’s international reputation. Under the veil of constitutional order, the right of the people are piece-by-piece being violated by the very leadership of the homeland. The accelerated pace…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Assembly declaration

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation adjourned its Supreme Assembly of Armenia on July 11, issuing a general policy declaration and a statement on the party’s position on the so-called “Dro” and “31” trials. Below is the translated text of the declaration: The Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s Armenia organization held its Supreme Assembly from June 28 to July…

STATEMENT on the so-called “Dro” and “Group of 31″ cases

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Assembly of Armenia finds that the so-called “Dro” and “31” trials are pursuing political agendas and are aimed against the ARF. Subjecting the preliminary and trial proceedings of both cases to examination, the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Assembly announces: a) Violating the principle of presumption of innocence until proven guilty, without waiting…

The alternative: Social justice

Editorial ARF News May 1996, Volume 1.3(3) Since its independence in 1991, Armenia’s standing in the UN’s human development ladder has dropped from the 90th rank to the 130th, in 1995. The ultra-liberal policies adopted by the government are a main reason for this situation. According to studies recently published by the ARF Economics Analysis…

ARF, parties issue joint declaration

The Scientific-Industrial and Civic Union of Armenia, the Democratic Party of Armenia, and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun issued a joint declaration, on May 13, 1996, on efforts to coordinate their activities within Armenia’s sociopolitical reality. The joint declaration follows consultations among Armenia’s democratic opposition parties, mainly focusing on discussion of issues relating to the forthcoming…

U.S. State Department assessment: Suspension of the ARF marked a “noticeable decline in Armenia’s observance of human rights”

The U.S. State Department, in its recently released annual report on human rights practices, has documented human rights and civil liberties violations by the Armenian government. The document, Armenian Human Rights Practices, 1995, released on March 6th, is part of the State Department’s yearly evaluation of the human rights situation in countries throughout the world.…

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…

The ARF and the SI

Editorial ARF News March-April 1996, Volume 1.2(2) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, founded in 1890, established contacts with the Socialist International in 1896, and as the representative of Armenian Socialism, became full member of the Socialist International in 1907 at its 7th Congress in Stuttgart. After the First World War and the end of the Armenian…