Prosecutor Condemning But Not Promising

A1 Plus | 21:06:54 | 14-04-2004 | Politics |


Armenian General Prosecutor Aghvan Hovsepyan met Natalia Vutova, Special
Representative of Council of Europe Secretary General in Armenia.

A criminal case was instituted over the incidents in Baghramyan Avenue on
April 12-13. About 100 people who partook in the events, including MPs
Shavarsh Kocharyan, Alexan Karapetyan, Arshak Sadoyan and Vardan Lazarian
were taken in detention and examined as witnesses. All of them were released
after the examination.

Condemning the violence towards the journalists who performed their duty
during the rally, General Prosecutor said that the preliminary inquest body
of the criminal case will refer to the matter and illegal actions will be

Mrs. Vutova in her turn said that Council of Europe closely watches the
events in Armenia and is sure that political extremism will be overcome by
laws in force and political dialogues.