Jehovah’s Witnesses in Armenia
Attendance at the annual Memorial of Christ’s death—26,543
Ratio of Jehovah’s Witnesses to population—1 to 267
How Armenia Came to Recognize the Right to Conscientious Objection
The history of conscientious objection in Armenia shows how favorable ECHR judgments effected a major change in the government’s treatment of conscientious objectors.
First Jehovah’s Witnesses Complete Alternative Civilian Service Program in Armenia
Witnesses in Armenia fulfill their obligation to the government in a way that respects their conscience and benefits the country and its citizens.
Armenia Successfully Implements Alternative Civilian Service
Jehovah’s Witnesses who are enrolled in the program, their coworkers, and the program’s directors and supervisors comment on its success.
Armenia Releases Conscientious Objectors
How did a historic legal case culminate in the release of these Witnesses?
Armenia Releases All Imprisoned Jehovah’s Witnesses
For the first time since 1993, there are no Jehovah’s Witnesses imprisoned in Armenia for their conscientious objection to military service.
Armenia Offers Alternative Civilian Service to Conscientious Objectors
Armenia appears to have recognized the rights of those who conscientiously object to military service. Alternative civilian service has been granted to several Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Armenia Ordered to Pay Damages to 17 Jehovah’s Witnesses
On November 27, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the government of Armenia must pay 112,000 euros ($145,226) in damages and legal fees to 17 conscientious objectors for human rights violations.