EUROPEAN OFFICIAL CONDEMNS ARMENIAN AUTHORITIES FOR JAILING PEOPLE WITHOUT TRIAL
ArmInfo News Agency in Russian
July 23 2008
The Council of Europe cannot allow a country that is a member of
the organization to hold people in jail for a long time without
being convicted, the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the
Council of Europe [PACE], Lluis Maria de Puig, has said at a meeting
with Armenian MPs.
The PACE president pointed out that if someone committed violence,
he or she is already a criminal and must be convicted, the press
service of the Armenian parliament has told Arminfo. "Holding people
in prison only on the basis of suspicions raises questions about
trust in the government," the assembly head concluded.