STATEMENT On the physical and psychological violence against Marina Khachatryan, the member of “Yerkir Tsirani” community

Below represented organizations strongly condem the physical and psychological violence against Marina Khachatryan, a member of “Yerkir Tsirani” party in Yerevan community council by the members of Republican Party during the Yerevan Community seeting on February 13 of 2018.

The public display of the force one more time proves and highlights the propoganding and disseminating tendencies of the current impunity, as well as the culture of resovling the violation issues by the ruling party’s administration.

Such conduct by the high-ranking official displayed in professional platform neutralizes the government imitative efforts that democratic reforms are being implemented in the country.

The actions of the Republican Party Members one more time show the role of a woman and the viscious practice of violence against her.

In this regard, it is crucially necessary to take adequade response and urgent steps, so we call to the


  • Opposition political forces to immediately raise the issue regarding the resignation of Republican Party members and the Head of the Yerevan Community;
  • International Organizations to make the issue of impunity elimination towards violence as the main condition for the possible cooperation with the authorities;
  • Public to formulate a public demand over the responsibility for the violence;
  • Law-enforcment bodies to be guided not by the party-aithority directives, but by the powers vested to them by the Constitution and bring to liability those who used violence and their supporters;
  • The Human Rights Defender to immediately institute a proceeding and on the sanctioning demand apply to the RA Prosecutor General’s Office and RA Special Investigation Service.


At the same time, the Organizations expresse their radinnes for the protection of Marine Khachatryan’s rights and interests.


It should be noted, that the members of “Yerkir Tsirani” party brough the bottles of sewage water from Nubarashen into the hall and attempted to approach the latter to Mayor Taron Margaryan.



The activities of “Yerkir Tsirani” were targeted towards making the issues regarding the stench in Nubarashen community for a long period of time and the current problems visible and tangible. The video is available with the following link



  1. “Jurnalists for human rights” NGO
  2. “New Generation” NGO
  3. “For Equal Rights” NGO
  4. “PINK Armenia” NGO
  5. “Union of informed citizens” NGO
  6. “Foundation against the Violation of Law” NGO
  7. “Peace Dialog” NGO
  8. Jurnalists Club Asparez
  9. “Logos” NGO
  10. “Veles” NGO
  11. “Public Jurnalism Club
  12. “Megri Women Resource Centre” NGO
  13. “Protection of rights without borders” NGO
  14. “Centre for Community Mobilization and Support” NGO
  15. “Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor-office” NGO
  16. Yerevan Press Club
  17. “Communities Finance Officers Association” NGO
  18. “Transparency International Anti-Corruption Centre” NGO
  19. “Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Armenian Centre” NGO
  20. “Committee to protect freedom of expression” NGO
  21. “Astghatsolk” NGO
  22. “Women Resource Centre” NGO
  23. “Association of Audio Visual Reporters” NGO
  24. “Armenian Young Women’s Association” NGO
  25. “Martuni Women’s Community Council” NGO
  26. “Women’s Support Center” NGO
  27. “Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation” NGO
  28. “SOSE” NGO
  29. “AGATE” Rights Defense Center for Women with Disabilities NGO
  30. “Real World, Real People” NGO
  31. “Spiritual Armenia”
  32. “Association of Women with University Education” NGO
  33. “Human Rights Power” NGO
  34. “Socioscope” NGO
  35. “Media Initiative Centre” NGO
  36. “Spitak Helsinki Group” NGO
  37. Open Society Foundations-Armenia
  38. “Free Citizen” NGO
  39. “Social Justice” NGO
  40. “Armavir Development Centre” NGO
  41. OCEGEN Foundation
  42. “Urban” Foundation
  43. “Family and Community” NGO
  44. “Farmer’s Movement” NGO
  45. Aragatsotn Press Club
  46. Goris Press Club
  47. “Health and work” NGO
  48. “Civic Forum” NGO
  49. “My Defender” NGO
  50. “Concumers’ Counsalting Centre” NGO
  51. “Khazer” NGO
  52. “Media Diversity Institute” NGO
  53. “Armenian Progressive Youth” NGO
  54. Helsinki Association
  55. “Union of public defenders” NGO
  56. “Khoran Ard” NGO

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