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26/01/2024 | 12:35:50 Thank you, honourable Mister President, dear colleagues, What is the definition of the word "crime"? That is the question I want to raise here, at the altar of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. Is revealing the truth government tries to hide from its citizens a crime? That's exactly why the Vice-President of the Republican Party Mr Armen Ashotyan is under pre-trial arrest for more than seven months. Is expressing your political views via Facebook live or status a crime? That is... 24/04/2023 | 17:51:46 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I want to start by sharing a story. I was in elementary school when I first read a quote from Armenian National Hero and philosopher Garegin Nzhdeh: “Strength gives birth to rights”. Many years later when I joined the Republican Party of Armenia, whose ideology is inspired by Nzhdeh’s philosophy I was thinking to myself that this expression is out-dated: nowadays we do have international organizations, international law etc. I was sure that... 26/01/2023 | 19:57:38 Thank you, Mister President. I don't think that 3 minutes is a possible period of time to answer all that false information provided by the representatives of Azerbaijan. But, dear colleagues, you all see the situation. The world, all the international organisations, many states tell that there is a blockade, there is a humanitarian catastrophe, and there are few people in this chamber who try to state that it's not like, that, well, it's really fine. It's really hard to provide facts, as... 26/01/2023 | 17:28:44 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear colleagues, I can see the looks on your faces. Armenians are going to speak about Azerbaijani aggression, POWs, Nagorno-Karabakh, conflict. And the Azerbaijani delegation will burden you with a flow of fake information. But let me explain to you why we are obliged to speak up about the humanitarian catastrophe caused by the Azerbaijani blockade of the Lachin corridor and other above mentioned topics. Please consider my words not as a political speech, but as food... 14/10/2022 | 12:50:44 This is what happens when good people don't speak. This is what I was talking about when two delegations have a right to try to decide which delegation will and will not speak. I will end up my speech till the end. Because of the foolish diplomacy of the current government of Armenia, the idea of diversification of Armenia and Azerbaijani relations and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is becoming a reality. The world is going to leave small Artsakh along with Azerbaijan. Unfortunately, that... 24/06/2022 | 11:38:06 Thank you, honourable Chair, ladies and gentlemen, We all know that there was a Stone Age, a Golden Era, etc. I do think that now we are living in the "Rubber Era" of European values. They bend, they fold, at the pleasure of politicians and yesterday's discussion regarding the UK government's reaction to the decision of ECHR proves that.  Here are some more effects: the European Parliament voted four documents urging the importance of the immediate return of POWs' inadmissible social terror... 27/01/2022 | 19:41:56 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) According to AJMC COVID-19 can cause ocular problems. This is the only acceptable reason for me to understand why European organizations had set a blind eye on Armenia. It is hard to imagine that the international community hasn't noticed Pashinyan urging people to block the entrances of all the courts and ordering law enforcement agencies not to interfere on-air. I can't believe that the free world can't see that cases of opposition leaders... 27/09/2021 | 19:37:54 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, All of us are politicians here but I bet that any of you has ever thought that hammer can be a tool for political debate. Well “the hammer” was the main tool for the leader of the ruling party during his campaign for the early elections held in Armenia back then in June 2021. And I am not speaking figuratively. Nikol Pashinyan was rallying in all regions of Armenia shaking a hammer above his head. “…the hammer...