First president of Armenia meets CoE Commissioner for Human Rights
ArmInfo. The first president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan met Council
of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg, who is
currently in Yerevan.
The first Armenian president’s office told ArmInfo that during the
meeting Thomas Hammarberg familiarized Levon Ter-Petrosyan with the two
main goals of his visit to Armenia: to study the independence of the RA
interim parliamentary commission on investigation of the March 1
events, as well as all the events concerning political prisoners and
arrests after March 1. Levon Ter-Petrosyan noted that on the basis of
Head of the Special Investigation Service of Armenia Andranik
Mirzoyan’s instruction given to prosecutors of all regions of the
country, thousands of supporters of opposition underwent terror,
beating, arrests and other persecution.
The meeting also covered issues related to political prisoners, as well
as problems connected with democratic institutions in Armenia.