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The Public Relations Department of the Office of the Human Rights Defender of Armenia reports that the Office is observing the protest held against exploitation of Amulsar gold mine in front of the National Assembly today and that several citizens have called the Office’s hotline to report cases of apprehension of citizens holding a protest.

Taking into consideration the calls and the results of monitoring of social media, by the assignment of the Human Rights Defender, rapid reaction groups have left for the police stations in districts of Yerevan to see the apprehended citizens.

The Ombudsman’s representatives will hold talks with the apprehended citizens to learn how their rights are being ensured and the grounds for their apprehension.

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