SIX PRISONERS RELEASED DUE TO SIT-IN IN ARMENIAN CAPITAL – OPPOSITION
ArmInfo News Agency (in Russian)
July 30 2008
Six "political prisoners" have been released in Armenia since the
start of a sit-in in the capital Yerevan on 4 July, an opposition
member told reporters on 31 July.
Levon Zurabyan, who represents the opposition Popular Movement, was
quoted by Arminfo news agency as saying that the ongoing protest was
reflective of the public anger and also the people’s determination
to fight for their rights and freedoms.
On the whole, police treat the protesters "normally" but they "become
hysterical when the protesters do something that does not fit into
their mentality", Zurabyan said, according to Arminfo. He suggested
that police officers should receive political education and gradually
change their mentality in order to comply with Armenian law.