Visitors at Civilitas

Civilitas is pleased to receive visitors all year. But summer is an especially busy time. This week, the parish of the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators (Framingham, Massachusetts) visited in large numbers. Led by Father Krikor Sabounjian, pastor, and…

NSS Drops Criminal Case

NSS Drops Criminal Case On July 24, the National Security Service announced that it is closing the criminal case against Vartan Oskanian, the Civilitas founder, because there is no evidence to substantiate their charges of money laundering. This was the…

State Dept Human Rights Report on Civilitas

The US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor has just issued Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012. In the section on freedom of speech and press, under Respect for Civil Liberties, the report refers to…

Syria– Peace, Justice or Politics

  What can be expected of or for Syria in the immediate future? Can there be justice without peace? Can there be peace without an accounting and without justice? What do Syrians want? What does the international community want? The…

Raising awareness of Armenian Genocide

Last month, I travelled to Yerevan, Armenia to meet with people from the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute (AGMI). They’re working to raise greater awareness of a horrific genocide that saw the murder of 1.5 million people during the final years of…

CIVILITAS STATEMENT

Yesterday, the Deputy Director of the National Security Service Investigative Unit, Mikayel Hambartsumyan, was interviewed on State Television, on the criminal case involving the Civilitas Foundation and its founder, Vartan Oskanian. The interview was evidence, yet again, of a baseless…

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