Report on Human Rights in Armenia for 2021

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Read: 944     12:30     19 Апрель 2022    

The United States Department of State has published an annual report on the state of human rights around the world. The report on Armenia noted several violations concerning the Yezidi community.

The report of the US State Department has covered the situation around the illegal persecution of human rights defender Sashik Sultanyan, the head of the Yazidi Center for Human Rights, quite widely. The report noted that in 2021, on July 29, the Armenian authorities charged Yezidi human rights activist Sashik Sultanyan under article 226 of the Criminal Code, which prohibits “actions aimed at inciting national, racial or religious hatred or humiliation of national dignity.” This criminal prosecution was initiated for expressing his opinion that the Government is not doing enough to protect the interests of the Yezidi minority from discrimination. If found guilty, he faces three to six years in prison.






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Report on Human Rights in Armenia for 2021

2022/04/87941-1650351991.jpg
Read: 945     12:30     19 Апрель 2022    

The United States Department of State has published an annual report on the state of human rights around the world. The report on Armenia noted several violations concerning the Yezidi community.

The report of the US State Department has covered the situation around the illegal persecution of human rights defender Sashik Sultanyan, the head of the Yazidi Center for Human Rights, quite widely. The report noted that in 2021, on July 29, the Armenian authorities charged Yezidi human rights activist Sashik Sultanyan under article 226 of the Criminal Code, which prohibits “actions aimed at inciting national, racial or religious hatred or humiliation of national dignity.” This criminal prosecution was initiated for expressing his opinion that the Government is not doing enough to protect the interests of the Yezidi minority from discrimination. If found guilty, he faces three to six years in prison.






Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis   #caucasusyazidis