Ani Avetisyan

Ani was writing stories and photographing for four years before moving into the world of facts and numbers, first working as a data journalist, then as a fact-checker. Open-source investigations and data visualisation are her passions. Ani is interested in everything South Caucasus, politics, and 20th century world history.

Robert Kocharyan refuses to sit as MP in Armenia’s parliament

The leader of Armenia’s largest opposition party said that he was always ‘a person of executive power’. 

Fresh clashes on Nakhchivan border

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces exchanged fire for several hours on the border between Armenia and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan.

Armenian Constitutional Court dismisses appeals by Kocharyan upholding election results 

The opposition had challenged the election results accusing the authorities of falsifying the results.

Opposition officials hit by wave of resignations and arrests in Armenia 

Armenian authorities have reportedly forced officials with ties to the opposition, including village and city mayors to resign.

Apparent inaction gives rise to criticism of CSTO in Armenia

Recent comments by CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas have elicited anger from Armenian officials. 

Fifteen Armenian POWs released in Russian mediated deal

The prisoners were released in exchange for landmine maps for the Fuzuli and Zangilan regions.

Tensions between Pashinyan and Armenian opposition remain after election 

A village head who supported the Armenian opposition during the election was reportedly beaten by a group of Pashinyan supporters.  

Protesters in Nagorno-Karabakh call on president to resign

Nagorno-Karabakh president Arayik Harutyunyan said he would be ready to resign after undertaking political and public consultations.

Armenians prepare to go to the polls in historic election

Polls show that the race is primarily between acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the country’s second president Robert Kocharyan. 

Robert Kocharyan proposes Armenia ‘foreign agent’ law

Kocharyan said he seeks to ‘set strict controls’ on the work of organisations funded by foreign donors. 

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