A1 Plus | 12:41:39 | 08-04-2004 | Official |
OSCE OFFICE CONDEMNS VIOLENCE AGAINST JOURNALISTS IN ARMENIA
Ambassador Vladimir Pryakhin, the Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan,
condemned the attacks on journalists that occurred at an opposition rally in
Yerevan on 5 April.
“Any violence against journalists should be condemned, the instigators
identified and criminal proceedings against them initiated,” said Ambassador
Pryakhin in a statement to Radio Liberty and to an Armenian daily newspaper,
Aravot. “I hope the Armenian authorities will keep their promises to take
the necessary measures in this respect,” he added.
Ambassador Pryakhin also expressed his serious concern about the arrest of
Suren Surenyans, one of the leaders of the Republic Party and
editor-in-chief of the party’s newspaper, the night before the opposition
“The OSCE Office in Yerevan will closely follow the developments regarding
this case,” Ambassador Pryakhin said.