OMBUDSMAN BELIEVES THAT IMPLEMENTATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN YEREVAN WAS JUSTIFIED
March 12, 2008
Yerevan /Mediamax/. Armenian Human Rights Defender Armen Harutiunian
stated today that the implementation of a state of emergency in Yerevan
was justified, since the situation present required that very solution.
Mediamax reports that, speaking at a briefing today, the Ombudsman
welcomed the decision of the President on mitigating the state
of emergency order and spoke for lifting the limitations for the
activities of media.
Armen Harutiunian refused to comment on the criticism against him,
voiced by the current President. "The people assesses the Ombudsman’s
activities", he stated, urging the journalists to refrain from
politicizing his activity.