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Ani Avetisyan

Ani is a seasoned journalist and fact-checker. Open-source investigations and data visualisation are her passions.

Deadly car crash raises criticism over Armenia’s road safety

A car crash on the Yerevan–Gyumri highway has left 11 people dead, raising concerns and criticism about Armenia’s road safety.

Former ICC prosecutor accuses Azerbaijan of ‘genocide’ in Nagorno-Karabakh 

A former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has accused the Azerbaijani government of genocide in Nagorno-Karabakh, as the humanitarian situation in the region worsens. 

Ousted Yerevan mayor to challenge ruling party in City Council vote

Hayk Marutyan was ousted in December 2021 for ‘disloyalty’ to the ruling party.

‘You learn to hide your identity’: being queer in the Armenian army

While military service is mandatory in Armenia, the prospect comes with many dangers for queer Armenians. 

Azerbaijan arrests Nagorno-Karabakh resident for ‘illegal border crossing’ 

The 55-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attempting to illegally cross into Armenia.

Azerbaijan arrests Nagorno-Karabakh resident for ‘war crimes’

A 68-year-old man was arrested at the Lachin checkpoint while trying to enter Armenia for heart surgery. 

Nagorno-Karabakh aid convoy held at Lachin Corridor

The convoy comes in response to a growing humanitarian crisis among Nagorno-Karabakh’s 120,000 residents.

Protests in Yerevan and Stepanakert as humanitarian crisis grows in Nagorno-Karabakh

Thousands took to the streets of Yerevan and Stepanakert, not long after the Red Cross warned of a humanitarian crisis. 

Patient transfers halted from Nagorno-Karabakh as Azerbaijan ‘demands medical examinations’ 

Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh accused Azerbaijan of attempting to force patients to be examined by their own doctors.

Backlash in Armenia as EU backs Nagorno-Karabakh aid via Azerbaijan

EU Council President Charles Michel appeared to support providing aid to the blockaded region through Aghdam.