Armenian trans woman gets threats after parliament speech

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YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) | A transgender woman who broke boundaries with a speech in Armenia’s parliament says she has received death threats and is avoiding leaving her home in the backlash to her three-minute address.

Lilit Martirosian told members of parliament’s human rights committee on April 5 that the group she founded, Right Side, had recorded 283 cases of transgender rights violations.

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Armenian police says officers injured in scuffle at station

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YEREVAN, Armenia (AP)| Police in Armenia say that they have detained a man on charges of assaulting and injuring police officers in an incident that followed an attack on a group of gay people.

Police said the incident happened August 14 after they detained a suspect in an attack on a group of gay people in central Yerevan.

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Nine LGBTI activists attacked in Armenia

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Dozens of people attacked a group of LGBTI rights advocates in Armenia late last week.

PINK Armenia on its Twitter page said “more than 30 people” attacked nine activists “and beat them” on Aug. 3 in the country’s Syunik Province.

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