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Gayane Mkrtchyan

Gayane Mkrtchyan

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Jehovah's Witnesses doing civilian service in 2005, before they left on the grounds that they were working for the military. (Photo: Vahan Iskhanyan)
Gayane Mkrtchyan
14 Jan 13
Despite international court ruling, Jehovah’s Witnesses who refuse to perform alternative service under military command risk prosecution.
Lilit Avetisyan is among those waiting for the authorities to deliver on promised housing. (Photo: Gayane Mkrtchyan)
Gayane Mkrtchyan
5 Nov 12
New impetus to provide free accommodation to young adults coming out of children’s homes.
Rya Taza, a Yezidi village in Armenia. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Gayane Mkrtchyan
3 Oct 12
Government wants to standardise minimum marriage age at 18.
Karine Mkrtchyan, who failed to win a seat on Gyumri’s city council. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Gayane Mkrtchyan
14 Sep 12
Quota system exists for national elections, and some argue it should apply to female representation at local level.
Only one in ten members of Armenia’s parliament is female. (Photo: Photolur)
Gayane Mkrtchyan
29 Jun 12
Politics remains male-dominated despite quota for women in parliament.
Volodya Petrosyan shows the damage done by bullets that struck his house in the village of Nerkin Karmiraghbyur. (Photo: Gohar Abrahamyan)
Gayane Mkrtchyan, Sara Khojoyan
18 May 12
Border villagers say life feels like the war never ended.
The opposition Armenian National Congress has complained of fraud and wants the election results to be annulled. Here, a polling station in the village of Mayakovsky, in the centrally-located Kotayq region. (Photo: Anahit Hayrapetyan)
Gayane Mkrtchyan
11 May 12
Election better run than previous ones, but Armenian National Congress wants results cancelled.
Anahit Bakhshyan of the opposition Heritage Party with a document that she alleges is being used to gather data on potential voters. (Photo: Gayane Mkrtchyan)
Gayane Mkrtchyan
17 Apr 12
Political parties accused of handing out cash and gifts ahead of election.
Suren Musaelyan of the online news service Armenianow is one of many younger Armenians who do not regret the end of Soviet rule. (Photo: Gayane Mkrtchyan)
Gayane Mkrtchyan, Naira Melkumyan
23 Dec 11
While younger people have little conception of life under communist rule, some Armenians miss the positive things lost after the Soviet collapse.
Echmiadzin, the spiritual centre of the Armenian Apostolic Church. (Photo: Nazik Armenakian)
Gayane Mkrtchyan
18 Nov 11
Main national church says tax exemption will be no loss to government, while minority faiths want the same privileges.