Jailed Newspaper Editor Reportedly Beaten and Placed in Solitary Confinement
PEN International is deeply concerned by reports that Nikol Pashinyan, jailed opposition politician and editor of the newspaper Haykakan Zhamanak (Armenian Times), was beaten while in prison and placed… More
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