Armenian opposition slams prosecutor for taking action against rally-goers
Public Television of Armenia, Yerevan
1 Apr 04
[Presenter] The first figures of the Justice bloc held a press
conference today [in connection with the criminal cases against
opposition members following a rally on 28 March].
[Correspondent over video of the press conference] On Thursday [1
April], the Justice bloc held a press conference which was devoted to
the statement of the Prosecutor-General’s Office issued on 31
March. The activists of the Justice bloc assessed the decision of the
Prosecutor-General’s Office as an unprecedented attempt at political
harassment. Speaking about the steps and measures taken by the
Prosecutor’s Office, Albert Bazeyan (Republic Party leader) did not
deny that they (opposition) had weapons and ammunition. We have a lot
of weapons and this is legal, the chairman of the Republic Party said.
The leaders of the Justice bloc stated that the actions of the
Prosecutor’s Office were illegal. The question is that they
[opposition] were having only a meeting with their voters. The
developments of the recent days, as Albert Bazeyan noted, prove that
the struggle is moving from the political field to the confrontational
field. The Justice bloc confirms that it has closed ranks to speed up
the process of changing power.
[Stepan Demirchyan, leader of the Justice bloc] We have done and will
do everything possible to stage these actions peacefully to the very
end for the sake of our state and nation.
[Correspondent] The Justice bloc stated that the illegitimate
president and his underlings are responsible for the explosive
situation in the country.
Nune Aleksanyan, Aylur.