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INL Completes Project Assisting Prisoners and Staff at Armenia’s Only Prison for Women and Juveniles

The six-month project “Abovyan Prison: Establishing a Culture of Transparency, Efficiency and Rehabilitation,” implemented by Armenia’s Civil Society Institute NGO (CSI), officially concluded January 18.  This $121,000 project helped improve conditions for the incarcerated population at Abovyan prison (Armenia’s only prison for females and juveniles) by providing training and skills to improve their mental and ...
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Treasury Designates Iran’s Foreign Fighter Militias in Syria along with a Civilian Airline Ferrying Weapons to Syria

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against two Syria-based Iranian militias composed of foreign nationals, an Iranian airline linked to designated Iranian airline Mahan Air and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), as well as an Armenian general sales agent (GSA) providing services to Mahan Air.  The Fatemiyoun Division, composed ...
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U.S. Embassy Organizes “Role of Women in Justice” Conference

Today U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Rafik Mansour opened the “Role of Women in Justice” conference in Yerevan.  The conference was organized by the Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Office with the goal of bringing together Armenian judges, lawyers, investigators, and law enforcement personnel to discuss cultural obstacles in the justice system and how to ...
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Statement by Robert Palladino, Deputy Spokesperson

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Armenia’s 2018 Parliamentary Elections The United States congratulates the people of Armenia on the conduct of their December 9 parliamentary elections.  We welcome the assessment by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights that Armenia’s parliamentary elections were ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia

12 December 2018 Location:  Armenia, countrywide Event: As the holiday season approaches, the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan reminds U.S. citizens in Armenia to exercise vigilance and awareness of your surroundings.  During this time, there may be an increase in robberies, pick-pocketing, purse snatching, and residential break-ins.  There are also ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations ...
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