A1Plus has posted the text (in Armenian) of president Robert Kocharyan’s order declaring 20 days of state of emergency in Armenia amid growing police violence against protesters who challenge the results of the presidential elections.

The 20-day state of emergency temporarily bans the following:

  • Gatherings, protests, marches and other mass activities
  • Strikes and activism leading to strikes
  • Activities by those political parties and NGOs that have led to the state of emergency order

The order also states:

  • Enforcement agencies, if necessary, may limit transportation routes and search individuals
  • Media reports concerning “state and interior issues” can be published exclusively using official information provided by the authorities (does this apply to blogs based in Armenia?)
  • [Distribution] of all kinds of political publications (print) are banned unless approved by the authorities