SPOKESMAN OF TER-PETROSIAN STATED THAT "THE AUTHORITIES AIM AT BEHEADING THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT"
February 26, 2008
Yerevan /Mediamax/. Spokesman of the pre-election staff of Levon
Ter-Petrosian Arman Musinian stated today that "the authorities arrest
our most active supporters making up charges, aiming at beheading
the national movement".
Mediamax reports that, speaking at a briefing in Yerevan today,
Arman Musinian informed that the day before the representative of
"Republic" party Suren Surenyants, Leader of "Fatherland and Honor"
Garnik Margarian and the former Mayor of Spitak town Samvel Harutiunian
had been detained.
"All these actions not only fail to harm our movement, but have the
reverse effect, attracting to the Freedom Square many new people",
Musinian stated. He added that the authorities are taking up steps to
close the pre-election headquarters of Levon Ter-Petrosian, bringing
as an explanation the fact of conclusion of the elections.
Arman Musinian stated that yesterday at the Freedom Square a termless
hunger-strike was started by 11 participants of the protest. At that
he accused the authorities of reluctance to secure permanent presence
of "Ambulance" cars at the Square.
Commenting on Mediamax’s request on the statements, according to which
"Yerkrapah" volunteers’ union sided with the team of Ter-Petrosian,
Arman Musinian stated that the given statement was done during
the rally by the Deputy Chairman of the given organization Myasnik
Malkhasian, " and if the stance of "Yerkrapah" changed, its leadership
would have informed on that".