Paris-Yerevan, February 9, 2016. The constitutional referendum in Armenia on December 6, 2015, was marred by serious electoral fraud, reported FIDH member organisation in Armenia Civil Society Institute (CSI) in its recent observation report.
Yerevan, 11 February, 2016: As of January 2016 Civil Society Institute (CSI) NGO has started implementation of a two-year project “Towards a Probation Service in Armenia” which is funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF).
FIDH and its member organisation in Armenia Civil Society Institute (CSI) would like to draw the attention to the case of "New Armenia" activist Gevorg Safaryan as an example demonstrating the misuse of the Penal Code by the law enforcement in order to exert pressure on activists. Detained on New Year’s Eve during a peaceful assembly, G. Safaryan faces prolonged imprisonment on charges of violence against police under Article 316 of the Penal Code.