Violation of the rights and freedoms of a Yazidi human rights defender is reflected in the Human Rights Watch report

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The international authoritative organization Human Rights Watch has published its annual report. It should be noted that based on the reports of Human Rights Watch and other reputable organizations, the agenda on democracy and human rights around the world is formed in the US Congress and is also taken into account in the European Parliament and the European Council.
The Human Rights Watch report touched upon the problems of instability of the situation on the post-war front lines after the six-week war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in and around Nagorno-Karabakh. The report also reflected the political crisis that followed the war.
The problem of violence in families, discrimination against people with disabilities, as well as violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is also being noted.
The report also records that "the recent war and political crisis have sparked a sharp public debate, which often included inflammatory speeches by members of Parliament and other statesmen, sometimes directed against human rights defenders and activists. The Government has taken several measures, including by amending legislation, to combat the spread of hateful and degrading statements. During the first six months of 2021, the Committee for the Protection of Freedom of Speech, a local media advocacy group, documented 15 cases, with 17 victims, of physical violence against journalists by both public officials and private individuals.
The authorities filed trumped-up charges of incitement and brought to criminal responsibility Sashik Sultanyan, chairman of the non-governmental organization "Yezidi Center for Human Rights". The charges stem from an interview that Sultanyan gave to the website Yezidinews.am In which he stated discrimination against the Yezidi minorities in Armenia. The National Security Service, which brought the charges, mistakenly characterized Sultanyan's interview as "inciting national discord", which was a human rights statement. At the time of writing the report, the prosecution is ongoing.
The report also touched upon the rights of disabled people and children with disabilities, as well as violence against women and children.
There is no comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation in Armenia.
In March 2021, the Comprehensive and Expanded Partnership Agreement between the EU and Armenia entered into force, which includes provisions on strengthening democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Also, in March 2021, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stressed the importance of the rule of law and democratic institutions in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Pashinyan.

The full report can be found at the link:
www.hrw.org/world-report/2022/





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Violation of the rights and freedoms of a Yazidi human rights defender is reflected in the Human Rights Watch report

2022/01/5632-1642159357.jpg
Read: 737     15:30     14 ЯНВАРЬ 2022    

The international authoritative organization Human Rights Watch has published its annual report. It should be noted that based on the reports of Human Rights Watch and other reputable organizations, the agenda on democracy and human rights around the world is formed in the US Congress and is also taken into account in the European Parliament and the European Council.
The Human Rights Watch report touched upon the problems of instability of the situation on the post-war front lines after the six-week war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in and around Nagorno-Karabakh. The report also reflected the political crisis that followed the war.
The problem of violence in families, discrimination against people with disabilities, as well as violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is also being noted.
The report also records that "the recent war and political crisis have sparked a sharp public debate, which often included inflammatory speeches by members of Parliament and other statesmen, sometimes directed against human rights defenders and activists. The Government has taken several measures, including by amending legislation, to combat the spread of hateful and degrading statements. During the first six months of 2021, the Committee for the Protection of Freedom of Speech, a local media advocacy group, documented 15 cases, with 17 victims, of physical violence against journalists by both public officials and private individuals.
The authorities filed trumped-up charges of incitement and brought to criminal responsibility Sashik Sultanyan, chairman of the non-governmental organization "Yezidi Center for Human Rights". The charges stem from an interview that Sultanyan gave to the website Yezidinews.am In which he stated discrimination against the Yezidi minorities in Armenia. The National Security Service, which brought the charges, mistakenly characterized Sultanyan's interview as "inciting national discord", which was a human rights statement. At the time of writing the report, the prosecution is ongoing.
The report also touched upon the rights of disabled people and children with disabilities, as well as violence against women and children.
There is no comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation in Armenia.
In March 2021, the Comprehensive and Expanded Partnership Agreement between the EU and Armenia entered into force, which includes provisions on strengthening democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Also, in March 2021, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stressed the importance of the rule of law and democratic institutions in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Pashinyan.

The full report can be found at the link:
www.hrw.org/world-report/2022/





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #humanrights   #humanrightswatch   #armeniayazidis   #humanrightsyazidis