Defectors’ families under pressure of Armenian special services – Azeri TV
ANS TV, Baku
10 May 04
The families of Artur Apresyan and Roman Teryan are being subjected
to pressure from the Armenian special services. The two Armenian
defectors fled from [Armenian President] Robert Kocharyan’s regime
and arrived in Azerbaijan and are currently being held at the remand
centre of the Azerbaijani National Security Ministry.
At a meeting with a human rights activist, Arzu Abdullayeva, they
said that their relative in Russia had phoned the National Security
Ministry [presumably of Azerbaijan] and proposed that Apresyan and
Teryan come to Moscow. Their unnamed relative in Moscow also said
that their security would be ensured in Moscow.
Apresyan and Teryan are confident that their relative had made this
telephone call under pressure from the Armenian special services. They
also said that if the UN High Commissioner for Refugees did not
consider their case, they would go on a hunger strike today.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress