GEORGIAN OMBUDSMAN TO LEAVE FOR JAVAKHK TO STUDY THE SITUATION
01.08.2008 16:45 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Georgia’s Ombudsman Sozar Subari and Georgian
President’s advisor on integration issues Tamar Kintsurashvili will
pay a visit to Samtskhe Javakheti, particularly to Akhalkalaki,
to meet with representatives of the local authorities and NGOs.
The officials will also familiarize themselves with the situation in
the region, the Armenian population of which seeks help from Armenia’s
Ombudsman Armen Harutyunyan.
Mr Harutyunyan’s press office said the Ombudsman is deeply concerned
over the tensions in Javakheti, specifically the murder of two
Meanwhile a source in the regional administration said that the recent
developments have nothing to do with politics. "It’s not the first
time when some forces attempt to attach a political coloring to any
incident in the region," it said, Novosti Georgia reports.
On July 20, three days after the explosion near the house belonging
to Akhalkalaki police chief Samvel Petrosyan, 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 committed suicide.