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ARMENIA


UPDATED HATE CRIMES PROVSIONS:

In accordance with article 226 of
the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia inciting national, racial or religious
hatred is qualified as criminally-punishable acts”. Please find below the text of the
article in English, as well as in Armenian. The Criminal Code of the Republic of
Armenia was passed on 18 April 2003.

Article 226. Inciting national, racial or religious hatred.

1. Actions aimed at the incitement of national, racial or religious hatred, at racial superiority or
humiliation of national dignity, are punished with a fine in the amount of 200 to 500 minimal
salaries, or with correctional labor for up to 2 years, or with imprisonment for the term of 2-4
years.
2. The actions envisaged in part 1 of this Article committed:
1) publicly or by mass media, with violence or threat of violence;
2) by abuse of official position;
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3) by an organized group, are punished with imprisonment for the term of 3 to 6 years.

Part 4 of the article 9 of the Law of the Republic of Armenia on conducting meetings,
assemblies, rallies and demonstrations is amended on June 11 2008 as follows:'
Holding of a public event could be prohibited by the authorized body:
Non official translation:
if, according to credible data, it creates imminent danger of violence or real threat to the
national security, the public order, the health and morality of society, the life and health of
persons, the constitutional rights and freedoms of others or is aimed at forcibly overthrowing
the constitutional order, or inflaming ethnic, racial or religious hatred, or war propaganda, or
may be lead to mass disorder, or essential damage to Government, community, legal or
natural persons property.


HATE SPEECH PROVISIONS:


Article 226. Inciting national, racial or religious hatred.
 1. Actions aimed at the incitement of national, racial or religious hatred, at racial superiority or humiliation of national dignity, are punished with a fine in the amount of 200 to 500 minimal salaries, or with correctional labor for up to 2 years, or with imprisonment for the term of 2-4 years.
2. The actions envisaged in part 1 of this Article committed:
1) publicly or by mass media, with violence or threat of violence;
2) by abuse of official position;
3) by an organized group, are punished with imprisonment for the term of 3 to 6 years.