PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION
2021-09-26 Taguhi Vartanian, chief of the UNM Ninotsminda branch, said she and her family are under pressure and political persecution: her nephew Ashot Vartanian, who worked as a specialist at Ninotsminda Mayor’s Office, was fired during the 2020 parliamentary elections. In April 2021, Taguhi Vartanian`s sister-in-law Ruzanna Vartanian, who worked at the Ninotsminda Public Health Center, was fired. In mid-April 2021, she herself was dismissed from Ninotsminda Kindergarten. And, a brother who was employed in the same kindergarten was fired at the end of August. Vartanian assesses all of the above as political persecution.