Estonia: Information on the situation of ethnic Armenians, on whether they have any ethnically based problems, and on whether protection is accessible and available
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 May 1995|
|Citation / Document Symbol||EST20775.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Estonia: Information on the situation of ethnic Armenians, on whether they have any ethnically based problems, and on whether protection is accessible and available, 1 May 1995, EST20775.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac333f.html [accessed 6 May 2015]|
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In a telephone interview on 24 May 1995, a senior editor/broadcaster with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Estonia Service in Prague, stated that in February and March 1995, there have been several bomb attacks on Armenian-owned kiosks in Tallin. The editor added that the identity of the perpetrator(s) of these acts remains unknown.
For additional information on the situation of ethnic Armenians in Estonia, please consult the attachment. Information on whether protection is accessible and available to ethnic Armenians could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Estonian Service, Prague. 24 May 1995. Telephone interview with senior editor/broadcaster.
Yerkir [Yerevan, in Armenian]. 9 July 1993. "Estonia's Armenians Concerned About Law on Foreigners." (FBIS-USR-93-128 4 Oct. 1993, pp. 76-77)
Additional Sources Consulted
Monitor [Washington]. Bi-Monthly.
News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.
Revue européenne des migrations internationales [Poitiers]. Bi-Monthly.
RFE/RL Research Reports [Munich]. Weekly.
Uncaptive Minds [New York]. Quarterly.
On-line search of media sources.
Other oral sources.