VIENNA (Mediamax) — Head of Armenia’s mission to OSCE, Ambassador Arman Kirakosyan has stated that Armenia is consistently supporting freedom of press and security of journalists and human rights defenders.

The Ambassador said this during January 21 meeting of OSCE Permanent Council, in his statement on the 9th anniversary of Agos newspaper’s chief editor Hrant Dink’s murder.

The Armenian Ambassador has shared OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic’s expectation according to which the masterminds behind Hrant Dink’s assassination would be held accountable which would show the public the importance of fighting for freedom of expression and in defiance of violence against journalists.

Arman Kirakosyan has noted that intimidation of journalists, community leaders and human rights defenders in Turkey and inability to respond to the violence and intimidations creates impunity.

The Ambassador has positively assessed the fact that a considerable part of the Turkish society have taken to streets to mark the 9th anniversary of Hrant Dink’s murder calling for punishing all the masterminds of the murder.

The Armenian representative has also urged the Turkish authorities to give an adequate response to the calls.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Four Armenians Convicted in Identity-Fraud Scheme

LOS ANGELES — After a five week trial, four defendants have been…

American University of Armenia to Launch Undergraduate Program in Fall 2013

  YEREVAN — The American University of Armenia (AUA) announced plans to…

Turkish Government Sources Refute Claims of Gallipoli Commemorations Cancelations

ANKARA — Turkey has denied reports in Today’s Zaman daily that the…

President Sarkisian Attends NATO Summit

WALES — President Serzh Sarkisian attended and addressed on Thursday a NATO…