Council Of Europe Commissioner For Human Rights Arrives In Armenia


Noyan Tapan
March 12, 2008

YEREVAN, MARCH 12, NOYAN TAPAN. RA Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian and
Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights,
at the March 12 meeting, touched upon the presidential elections held
in Armenia and the post-electoral developments.

At the guest’s request V. Oskanian presented the March 1 events and
the events of the following day, the condition of human rights under
the state of emergency in Yerevan. He also said that the limitations
on media will be also liquidated one of these days.

T. Hammarberg said that he will have meetings with representatives of
all power wings, as well as opposition leaders, will visit isolators
and hospitals, which will give a possibility to form a realistic idea
about the processes going on in the country.

As Noyan Tapan was informed by the RA Foreign Ministry Press and
Information Department, both sides mentioned that all necessary steps
should be undertaken to normalize the situation as quickly as possible.

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