Topic: Human Rights

WASHINGTON – The Republic of Artsakh filed a lawsuit on behalf of its civilian population against multi-billion-dollar defense contractor, L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (“L3 Harris”), in the US District Court for the District of[...]

The unnaturally quiet days of the pandemic lockdown came to a screeching halt with the murder of African-American George Floyd, who was choked to death while in police custody in Minneapolis. The disturbing video of the subduing and[...]

By Anaïs DerSimonian Special to the Mirror-Spectator As Armenians, we are all too familiar with the violence and oppression that our ancestors endured during and after World War I. Our grandparents and great-grandparents were treated as[...]

By Raffi Bedrosyan Only a few months after the long-delayed election and appointment of Archbishop Sahag Mashalian as the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople (Istanbul) in December 2019, the Istanbul Armenian community is again in crisis.[...]

A major controversy erupted in Turkey last week after a pro-Erdogan Turkish Islamist magazine Gercek Hayat claimed that the controversial Turkish Imam Fethullah Gulen had written a letter on May 6, 1965 acknowledging the Armenian[...]

STOCKHOLM (Stockholm Center for Freedom) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s lawyer has filed a criminal complaint against journalist Ragıp Zarakolu for a column he wrote, accusing him of “instigating a military coup[...]

WASHINGTON (combined sources) – Armenian journalist Lucy Kocharyan has been honored with the International Women of Courage Award (IWOC) on March 4 at a ceremony of the United States Department of State. First Lady Melania Trump and[...]

By Borzou Daraghahi ISTANBUL (The Independent) — Hours after he was acquitted by a court and freed after more than two years in jail, a high-profile Turkish philanthropist was rearrested on separate charges in a case that has raised[...]

ISTANBUL (Bianet) — Thousands of protesters marked the 13th anniversary of aTurkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink’s murder on Sunday, January 19, as outrage continues to grow over a trial which failed to shed light on alleged official[...]

ISTANBUL (Cumhurriyet) — Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu on January 15 said books by jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas could found in all book shops, after government-affiliated media criticized the opposition-run municipality[...]