New Times Reacted to Babayan Release by Issuing New Statement

A1 Plus | 20:49:11 | 20-09-2004 | Politics |

NEW TIMES REACTED TO BABAYAN RELEASE BY ISSUING NEW STATEMENT

On Friday, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s president Arkadi Ghukasyan
granted amnesty to Karabakh war hero general Samvel Babayan convicted
of masterminding the president assassination attempt and being kept in
jail for 4.5 years.

New Times party came up with a statement Monday reminding another
statement issued recently by the party’s leader Aram Karapetyan
together with Constitutional Right party chair Grant Khachaytryan. The
statement demanded immediate release of the general from
detention. “Refusal to release Samvel Babayan will be taken as another
move against creation of unity and atmosphere of tolerance”, the then
statement said.

In its new statement, New Times party is welcoming the authorities’
retarded but cautious decision.

The party hopes that “proposals made by us beforehand on political and
economic reforms, a part of which are now at the stage of
implementation, will be put into reality quicker than before”.

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