DECISION OF PACE MONITORING COMMISSION IS RESULT OF OUR CONSISTENT AND DECISIVE STRUGGLE: COORDINATOR OF CENTRAL OFFICE OF ARMENIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
ArmInfo. The decision of PACE Monitoring Commission is result of our
consistent and decisive struggle, says the coordinator of the Central
Office of the opposition Armenian National Congress Levon Zurabyan.
The tough decision of the commission was somewhat surprising as
for a long time the CE had rejected the arguments of the Armenian
opposition concerning facts of human rights and democracy violation
in Armenia. "Now, at last, the international community has officially
recognized that our arguments were true and has agreed that Armenia
is being ruled by a dictatorial regime. It is the present bandocratic
regime that is to blame for this huge blow on the international image
of our country," Zurabyan said.
Asked what steps the authorities will take in the current situation
in the opposition’s opinion, Zurabyan replied: "I don’t know what the
authorities will do. But one thing is clear: the only way to improve
the situation both in the international arena and inside the country
is to release all the political prisoners immediately". Zurabyan added
that the National Congress headed by the first president of Armenia
Levon Ter-Petrossyan "will continue its fight for establishment of
democracy in Armenia till final victory".