NO ONE CAN BE PERSECUTED FOR HIS POLITICAL VIEWS, HEAD OF RA
PRESIDENT’S ADMINISTRATION SAYS
Y EREVAN, JULY 14, NOYAN TAPAN. On July 14, Hovik Abrahamian, the Head
of the RA President’s Administration, met with Thomas Hammarberg, the
Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. During the
meeting, they discussed the process of fulfilment of PACE Resolutions N
1609 and 1620, in particular, touched upon the legal status of people
in detention and the parliamentary format of independent investigation
of the March 1 events. The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council
of Europe is to present a report over these issues in the Monitoring
Commission in September.
As Noyan Tapan was informed by the RA President’s Press Office, H.
Abrahamian assured his interlocutor that the Armenian authorities are
inflexible in the issue of complete investigation of the March 1 events
and punishing those guilty. He at the same time emphasized that no one
can be persecuted for his political views.