Amnesty International Report


A1 Plus | 20:32:05 | 27-05-2004 | Politics |

Amnesty International organization has issued its annual report. The
organization placed it on record that hundreds of the opposition
supporters had been arrested during both presidential and parliamentary
elections in Armenia. Facts of stealing ballot box and committing
violence against international observers were mentioned in the report
as well.

Some 100 people were tried and convicted behind closed doors, the
report says.

Amnesty International also says in its report that justice principles
were infringed in the trial of Nari Hunanyan, the key perpetrator of
the October 27 terrorist attack: “There is some concern in Armenia
that justice failed”.

At the same time, the report noted with satisfaction that Armenia
managed to abolish death penalty ahead of the trial end.