MPs Arguing About Citizenship For Sefilyan

A1 Plus | 20:13:19 | 12-05-2004 | Politics |


During today’s exchange of answers and questions between Government
and Parliament MP Manuk Gasparyan posed a question over not granting
citizenship to Shushi Battalion Commander Jirayr Sefilyan.

Manuk Gasparyan advised Serj Sargssyan to solicit to grant citizenship
to Karabakhi War hero. Naturally, Sargssyan didn’t respond and
Government Staff Head-Minister Manuk Topuzyan answered the question.

He just informed that Government is not empowered to consider the
issue since only the President solves the problem.

“Do you suggest me to appeal to the President? In that case I
will say the guys who fought to liberate our homeland would better
perish. Sefilyan is not an ordinary man. He has come from abroad,
struggled for his country and achieved a lieutenant colonel rank. He
used to be Shushi Regiment Commander”, Gasparyan said.

“Unfortunately, I don’t know the reasons for refusal. But I don’t think
that citizenship can be rejected baselessly”, Manuk Topuzyan answered.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS