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13 RUN FOR ARMENIAN PRESIDENT

December 3, 2002 - 22:53 AMT  21:13 GMT
Today an application is submitted to the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia for nominating leader of the Communist party Vladimir Darbinian for the Armenian president.

OSCE MINSK GROUP CO-CHAIRS TO VISIT REGION AFTER PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN ARMENIA

December 3, 2002 - 22:52 AMT  21:13 GMT
Azeri foreign minister Vilayat Guliyev stated it.

EDITOR OF AZERI NEWSPAPER APPEALED TO CE TO PROTECT FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE COUNTRY

December 3, 2002 - 22:51 AMT  21:13 GMT
Editor-in-chief of "Eni Musavat" Azeri opposition newspaper Rauf Arifoglu has appealed to Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer and president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the CE Peter Schieder calling them to protect the newspaper from oppression by the country authorities.

ARMENIAN AUTHORITIES PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

December 3, 2002 - 22:50 AMT  21:13 GMT
The Armenian ministry of energy together with the Russian respective structures are working out a scheme of payment for the nuclear fuel being supplied for the Armenian atomic power station by the Russian party and keep working at the contract on supplies, Armenian president Robert Kocharian stated at the sitting of the nuclear power security council of Armenia.

ARMENIAN PRODUCTION TRADE EXHIBITION TO BE HELD IN ALL-RUSSIAN EXPOSITION CENTER OF MOSCOW

December 3, 2002 - 19:53 AMT  21:13 GMT
The territory is rented with the assistance of the Fund for enterprise support.

DESTRUCTION OF ARMENIAN MONUMENTS CONTINUES IN AZERBAIJAN

December 3, 2002 - 19:36 AMT  21:13 GMT
At the turn of November acolytes of St. Stepanos Armenian cloister in Iran and Iranian frontier guards noticed destroyed khachkars at Jugha graveyard and carriages in the territory of the memorial, as well as some works being carried out around these cars.

US SUGGESTS ARMENIA AID ON CONDITION OF REFORMS IN SOME SPHERES

December 3, 2002 - 19:34 AMT  21:13 GMT
The reforms will concern 16 key points: starting with the human rights sphere and ending with the foreign investment legislation.

INDICTMENT AGAINST ENTREPRENEUR GAGIK BGHDOYAN IN COMPLICITY IN KIDNAPPING VICE PRESIDENT OF "LUKOIL" COMPANY WAIVED

December 3, 2002 - 18:31 AMT  21:13 GMT
The indictments against Bghdoyan of other criminal cases brought after the businessman's voluntary arrival in Moscow in order to give evidence to the Moscow Office of Public Prosecutor, have also been waved.

PRESSURE EXERTED ON GEORGIAN SIDE WHEN SIGNING PAPERS ON BAKU-TBILISI-CEYHAN OIL PIPELINE BUILDING

December 3, 2002 - 18:29 AMT  21:13 GMT
Georgian minister of ecology Nino Chkhobadze has confessed that representatives of British Petroleum Azerbaijan company, which is the operator of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan project, had exerted pressure on the Georgian party when working out the ecological documents necessary for beginning the building of the Georgian segment of the oil pipeline.

“STOP THE GENOCIDE OF NATIONAL MINORITIES OF AZERBAIJAN”

December 2, 2002 - 04:00 AMT  21:13 GMT
For more than ten years the leader of the national-liberation movement of the Talish people, the first President of the unrecognized Talish-Mugani Republic Alikrim Gummatov is kept in Azerbaijani prison. The founder of the Talish Republic occupied by Azerbaijan was arrested and sentenced to a life imprisonment, but he continues to fight for the right of his people for self-determination. Despite his health problems and tortures, Gummatov is not going to give up his principles.
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