RA MFA closely watches situation in Javakhk


RA MFA closely watches situation in Javakhk
25.07.2008 15:48 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The Armenian Foreign Ministry closely watches the
situation in Javakhk and maintains contact with the Georgian
authorities, said Tigran Balayan, RA MFA acting head of the media
relations division.

`We are hopeful that the situation will be stabilized peacefully and
in the framework of the law,’ he said.

On July 20 Georgian special forces and police rushed into the house
belonging to United Javakhk leader, Vahagn Chakhalyan, and arrested
his and his family members ` his parents and brother.

Another United Javakhk member, Aram Batoyan, is also kept in custody.

Policemen Arthur Berujanyan and Armen Gabrielyan were killed. Local
police chiefs said the latter commented suicide.

United Javakhk was founded in 2006, with a goal to improve the social
and economic conditions of the Armenian-inhabited region and make
Armenian the second state language in Samtskhe Javakheti.