Point of View

Human rights defenders from Armenia and Turkey call upon: "Open the border, recognize Armenian Genocide, start a dialogue".

"The Armenia-Turkey reconciliation and Turkey's recognition may evolve into a positive effect on the Armenian-Azerbaijani relations. There have been substantial changes within Turkey and the issue is perceived profoundly and spoken about more openly. The world movement to commemorate the Armenian Genocide Centennial will increase public awareness in Turkey," Kirakosyan said.



Release without delay all participants to peaceful assembly who are deprived of liberty in police. CSI statement

"Police yet have to prove that the intervention into the enjoyment of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly was proportionate and necessary. At the moment it is clear that deprivation of liberty of the participants of the assembly is ungrounded and in violation of the law with the purpose to put pressure and intimidate the protestors",- says Artak Kirakosyan, Chairperson of the Civil Society Institute NGO.