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22/06/2021 | 19:15:00 Thank you. My colleague has just brought up an important issue. While the world was fighting the pandemic, children in Artsakh were in the shelters. So, one of the 8-year-olds remembers: we were lucky it was Sunday otherwise if we had gone to school it would be very hard to survive. As a result, actually of the Azerbaijani attack which was accompanied by the open help from Turkey, large numbers of people have been wounded and they required medical care, which has put the Armenian and Nagorno... 22/06/2021 | 10:09:21 Thank you very much. Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, I also value the discussion we are having here. I think it is very important to understand what kind of role the media can play. I would like to ask ourselves to look at it from another perspective. For instance, can free media and the journalists who have freedom to write, freedom to create discourses sometimes avoid wars? I was thinking recently that, for instance,  judging from the speeches my Azerbaijani colleagues are giving... 21/06/2021 | 12:53:24 Thank you very much, dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. As colleagues mentioned before and also my Armenian colleague Mr Sos AVETISYAN said, Armenia has chosen the path of democracy. This is a fact, whatever it means for any of us. It's important that only our people can choose how to get out of the crisis in our country. Now, I want to get back to the issue of prisoners of war. For your attention, I literally want to bring up the conversation which took place maybe a week ago between... 22/04/2021 | 13:07:15 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, It has been more than two years I am presenting Armenia in this organization and I remember many discussions on Turkey, particularly about the violation of human rights in Turkey and I am also sure this is far from being the last discussion. But while having this discussion I want to get into the roots of the problem. The biggest issue is that current Turkey can’t face its own history. Just in 2 days in... 28/01/2021 | 13:30:54 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentleman, First of all, let me thank the reporter for a very important report. Since in his reporter he has referred to “The role and responsibilities of political leaders in combating hate speech and intolerance”, I want to bring an example when a political leader built his legacy on hate speech and promotion of intolerance. While Azerbaijani colleagues keep telling about so called solved conflict and so called... 26/01/2021 | 18:56:03 Yes, thank you. Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, First of all let me thank the rapporteur for the amazing job in the framework of this report, where really from one side it seems we tackle the technical problems but we really tackle also the problem connected with our values. So we need to ask ourselves a question: what should we do when a member country throughout many years keeps undermining the basics of human rights which are very important for this organization? We have witnessed... 30/01/2020 | 12:03:15 Chairperson, Ladies and gentlemen. First of all let me thank the rapporteur for the detailed and comprehensive report. This report examining the cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan also shows again how much corrupted and authoritarian the Azerbaijani regime is. From one side, PACE calls Azerbaijan to release all political prisoners and also expresses the justified concern by the use of presidential pardons also creates the unfortunate impression that the criminal justice system depends... 28/01/2020 | 17:59:52 Dear chairperson, ladies and gentlemen, First of all, let me thank the rapporteur for the great job on the detailed report. Actually, "Journalism can never be silent: this is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumphs and the signs of horror are still in the air." These words belong to Henry Anatole Grunwald who was an American journalist and diplomats. Yes, journalism is about speaking of the truth... 27/01/2020 | 15:07:08 Thank you very much. First of all let me congratulate the newly elected president and wish him good luck, and I also want to mention that Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER was a great motivation for me as a young female representative. And dear colleagues, since we mark the 75th anniversary of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Liberation of Auschwitz, I would like to bring your attention to some xenophobic expressions in the space of the Council of Europe. Particularly, I want to talk... 02/10/2019 | 18:55:32 Thank you dear Chairperson, ladies and gentlemen. First of all let me thank the rapporteur for the report. Terrorism is one of the most major threats to peace, security and stability, as well as to the enjoyment of human rights and social and economic development. Unfortunately nowadays we are witnessing more and more cases of terrorist attacks, which destroy the lives of many innocent people. In fact if the problem seems not to affect us directly, that doesn't mean any of us is guaranteed...