Businessmen Supporting Levon Ter-Petrosian’s Candidature Need Protec


Noyan Tapan
Feb 12, 2008

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 12, NOYAN TAPAN. According to some information, the
authorities have started exerting pressure on Hakob Hakobian ("Lady
Hakob"), a NA deputy, the Chairman of the Soul’s Ordeal NGO, and his
relatives after the latter stated that he is going to support Levon
Ter-Petrosian’s candidature. It should be mentioned that the statement
was voiced during the rally held on February 9 in Liberty Square.

It is also informed that the enterprises belonging to Hakob
Hakobian were closed on February 12. According to the data of the
Aravot newspaper, on February 11, Shmavon Galstian, H. Hakobian’s
companion-in-arms, the Director of the Anush textile factory, was
brought to the Malatia-Sebastia police station. H. Hakobian stated
that in case of not releasing S. Galstian and exerting pressure on
the heads of the enterprises belonging to him he will organize a
rally with his employees and will tell why this is done.

It should be mentioned that heads of the enterprises belonging to
another businessmen supporting L. Ter-Petrosian’s candidature, MP
Khachatur Sukiasian, the owner of the Sil concern, also had some

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