Tag Archive for ARF-D Suspension

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…

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…

ARF convenes Supreme Assembly of Armenia

YEREVAN – The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun convened the Supreme Assembly of Armenia on June 28, 1996, at 10:30 a.m., despite recent Justice Ministry announcements deeming all ARF activities and assemblies illegal. Under the Armenian tricolor flag, the ARF banner and with the singing of the Armenian national anthem, ARF Executive Council chairman Levon Mkrtchyan called…

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…

ARF Supreme Assembly of Armenia to convene in June

The ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supremee Council of Armenia recently announced that the ARF Supreme Assembly of Armenia will convene in late June. Currently, the ARF ranks in Armenia are considering several documents to be adopted at the Supreme Assembly. Among the documents are several options regarding the ARF socioeconomic and political platform in Armenia. Another document is…