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UN Expert Urges Yerevan To Address Obstacles Faced By Rights Activists


UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya

UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders today urged the Armenian authorities to address the ongoing obstacles faced by human rights defenders in the country.

Speaking at the end of a five-day mission to Armenia, Margaret Sekaggya expressed worry about cases of "ongoing violence, assaults, intimidation, harassment, and stigmatization" against rights defenders and journalists.

Sekaggya is to present her report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council on March 2011.

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