• Petitioned The Government of Armenia

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The Government of Armenia

Stop persecution of Vartan Oskanian and the Civilitas Foundation.

    1. Civilitas Foundation
    2. Petition by

      Civilitas Foundation

      Yerevan, Armenia

On October 2, 2012, Armenia’s National Assembly removed Vartan Oskanian’s parliamentary immunity. This was done at the request of the Prosecutor General and he is expected to follow with criminal charges of expropriation and money laundering against the former foreign minister and member of the Prosperous Armenia Party.

The Prosecutor insists that the government is "protecting the rights of the Civilitas Foundation" from Vartan Oskanian, its founder and Salpi Ghazarian, its director. Mrs. Ghazarian and Tigran Karapetian, a Civilitas Board member and the intermediary in the gift transaction, may also be charged.

The offenses carry a four to 20 year prison sentence. We are convinced that at the base of this persecution is a post-Soviet attempt to muzzle possible political opposition from a leading political figure and the large, influential NGO which he established – the Civilitas Foundation, and its media arm CivilNet.am.

Join in signing this petition to the Government of Armenia to stop the persecution of Vartan Oskanian and the Civilitas Foundation.

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    • Emma Tatoolian ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I'm seeing the same donkey behaviour from officials, yet again, and guess what....I'm far from impressed. The government is flushing us down a turkish toilet. well done. Weaken us more why don't you. Like you can afford to lose more trust in your people.

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    • Strauch Roger BERKELEY, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Mr. Oskanian is a good and talented man who has served Armenia with distinction.

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    • Jaxon Venables GRIMWADE, ARMENIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      a shameless act by the Government of Armenia towards one of the most respectful Armenian politicians

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    • Marcus Chewings TEWINGA, ARMENIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      they haven't understood it won't work any more.

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    • Keira Molle LITTLE BAY, ARMENIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      a shameless act by the Government of Armenia towards one of the most respectful Armenian politicians

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