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· May, 2012

Stories about Armenia from May, 2012

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Eurovision Propaganda Fail

Armenia: US Embassy Condemns Attack on Gay-Friendly Bar

Armenia: Fascist Rubo (Hayrapetyan)

Armenia: Nationalists Disrupt Cultural Diversity March

As was the case in 2009 during a rally to mark International Women's Day, nationalists in Armenia infiltrated and disrupted a march in Yerevan on 21 May to commemorate World...

Armenia: State Sponsored Fascism

Armenia: Blogger Calls for Resignation of Homophobic Dashnak MP

Armenia: Homophobic Firebombing Controversy Continues as Officials, MPs Promote Hate Crime

Controversy continues to surround the firebombing of a gay-friendly bar in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, as officials and politicians praise the arsonists. Online, however, many are instead speaking out against...

Armenia: Fears After Nationalist Firebombers Released on Bail

Following the firebombing of of an 'alternative' and gay-friendly bar in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, LGBT and other civil society activists are concerned by the rise of nationalism and hate-speech...

Nagorno Karabakh: Cultural Destruction and Preservation in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

Armenia: LGBT Community Fears After Yerevan Bar Firebombed

Armenia: NGOs Condemn Arson Attack on Gay-Friendly Bar

Armenia: Campaign in Support of Bar Targeted by Nationalists

Armenia: Bar Targeted By Suspected Nationalists In Arson Attack

At around 5.30am on 8 May, a bar in Yerevan found itself the target of an arson attack. Popular among alternative types and widely known for its gay-friendly policy, it...

Armenia: The Bambir in Ireland

Armenia: Chaos as Balloons Explode at Election Campaign Rally

Disaster struck a parliamentary election campaign rally in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, on Friday 4 May, when a cigarette apparently caused gas-filled balloons to ignite. Reports indicate that over 140...

Armenia: Backhanded Victory for Environmental Activists

Just days before Armenia's crucial parliamentary elections, environmental activists have scored yet another victory in their campaign to save one of the last remaining green spaces in the country's capital,...

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