Lilit Martirosyan misses the chance to go and sit somewhere outside to drink coffee. She hasn’t been able to do that for the past seven weeks. It’s too dangerous for her to even look out her own window.
All of this if of course only a small glimpse of what is happening.
Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Armenia have the most restrictive lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality laws and policies in Europe, a campaign group says.
The Rainbow Europe 2019 reveals not only a standstill in a significant number of European countries but a visible backslide on laws and policies safeguarding equality and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people.
Call after Martirosyan spoke against discrimination at National Assembly.
Armenia decriminalised same-sex relations in 2003, but the ex-Soviet republic is the second-worst country for LGBT+ rights in Europe
Lilit Martirosyan at the National Assembly of Armenia in Yerevan. She has received dozens of death threats since speaking there.
Landmark parliamentary address on LGBTI discrimination challenges reformist agenda of post-revolution government
We need to go deep into the reasons in order to understand the problems and reactions.
Statements concerning reactions on the recent discussions about the human rights in the National Assembly of Armenia were issued on behalf of some diplomatic representations accredited in Yerevan. How would you comment it?
The brief address event prompted political and diplomatic squabbling, but also was hailed as a landmark step for LGBTI rights in the country.
The latest incident stems from reported threats against Lilit Martirosian, a transgender woman who spoke during an April 5 parliamentary hearing on human rights attended by lawmakers, government officials, and representatives of nongovernmental organizations.