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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.

Armenia’s new parliament opens in acrimony 

Armenia’s new parliament has held its first session amidst protests, boycotts, and accusations from the opposition.

New convictions as trials of Armenian captives continues in Azerbaijan 

Dozens of Armenian captives are standing trial or have already been convicted in Azerbaijan.

Moscow brokers ceasefire after Armenia–Azerbaijan clashes leave three dead

The clashes came ahead of planned negotiations between the two countries in Moscow.

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.  

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