ARMENIAN OPPOSITION STATEMENT BLAMES AUTHORITIES FOR ILLEGAL ACTS
Aug 1 2008
A statement by the Centre for Pan-National Movement.
"Since yesterday [31 July] the Centre for Pan-National Movement
has been receiving many signals from the districts of the country
that movement of transport means to Yerevan has been limited under
a certain instruction. In some places, bus stations have been simply
closed down. Taxi services have received the same order.
Public transport in Yerevan will stop operating from 1500 [1000
gmt]. In fact, every time when the Pan-National Movement stages a
rally, the authorities resort to the same illegal actions.
This is a violation of the Constitution and human rights, in
particular, the right to free movement, the right to information and
dissemination, freedom of assembly. Initiators and authors of this
[violation] commit crime. Such criminal acts indicate that authorities
realize that people do not support them. They [authorities] are
so feared of the national protests that they resort to any illegal
actions in order to reduce the number of persons in the rallies".