"Against Authorities’ Will Opposition Should Achieve Holding Of Spec


Noyan Tapan

Ju ly 31, 2008

YEREVAN, JULY 31, NOYAN TAPAN. According to People’s Movement
representative Karapet Rubinian, the cause of not stopping rally
struggle even in this hot summer is the existence of political
prisoners in the country. As he stated at a meeting organized on
July 30 at the National Press Club, he is bewildered that lately the
authorities release few political prisoners, at that, with a signature
on not leaving the country, while PACE demands that Armenia set free
all prisoners persecuted for their political views.

K. Rubinian touched upon President Serzh Sargsyan’s statement that
he cannot with one call instruct to set free those arrested on the
March 1 case, as it will mean that he can also order to arrest them
with one call. However, according to K. Rubinian, the very thing
is interesting that hundreds of people were arrested and have been
kept in prisons for already five months with one call or one order,
according to the "black list" of first President’s supporters. He
reminded to those present that the radical opposition has given time
to Serzh Sargsyan until August 1 to release all arrested political
figures. "Several hours still remain, S. Sargsyan can state that for
the sake of country’s well-being, calmness, he has made a political
decision to release all of them. And we in that case will astonished
go to the rally and say to the people that we are ready to conduct
a dialogue with them," PM representative said.

K. Rubinian affirmed that the authorities do not agree to hold special
elections, as they are afraid to lose the power and therefore, the
possibility of robbing and accumulating huge wealth in case of fair
and transparent elections. In his words, the opposition, "against the
will of the authorities should achieve holding of special elections."

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress


Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS