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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 and Azerbaijan exchange prisoners

Two Armenian soldiers captured near the southern border were exchanged for an Azerbaijani soldier who entered a house in Martakert.

Armenia’s former Prosecutor General arrested for alleged corruption

Aghvan Hovsepyan is charged with money laundering, receiving bribes and embezzlement. 

North Macedonian diplomat arrested on Armenia’s request

A diplomat currently assigned to our OSCE Mission to Vienna allegedly helped a compatriot facing criminal charges flee Armenia.

Nagorno-Karabakh marks Independence Day without Pashinyan

As Nagorno-Karabakh marks Independence Day, Nikol Pashinyan is a notable absence from the ceremonies.

‘Positive signals’ for Armenia-Turkey relations

Recent statements made by Armenian and Turkish leaders appear to express willingness for restoring diplomatic relations. 

After far-right smear, Yazidi rights activist faces criminal charges in Armenia

Sashik Sultanyan will soon go on trial for ‘inciting ethnic hatred’, he faces between three and six years in prison if convicted. 

Azerbaijani troops block key Armenian road

Russian border guards helped negotiate the release of roughly 40 cars that had been stranded due to the road closure. 

Bottles fly in Armenia Parliament brawl

Wednesday’s session was suspended twice due to fights breaking out between government and opposition MPs. 

Construction halted in Yerevan’s ‘Phys-Gorodok’ after violent police dispersal

Protesting residents believe that the construction permit for a high-rise was illegally granted.

Broken bodies and a broken bureaucracy: Armenian soldiers after the war

Some Armenian veterans of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War have said that they did not receive the assistance the Armenian government has promised them. 

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