Armenian Authorities Yet To Answer Questions

14:09 / 12/11/2009

The European Union (EU) expects the Armenian authorities to give
logical answers to the recently listed questions about human rights
protection and democratic development in the country, Swedish
Ambassador to Armenia Hans-Gunnar Aden told a press briefing.

"We have discussed a number of issues related to human rights and
freedom of speech with the Armenian authorities and expect them to
give logical answers to the questions raised," Aden said.

He pointed out that Armenia has yet to do much to ensure the freedom
of the press and worship, rights to demonstrations and independence
of the judicial system.

In this context, the Swedish Ambassador pointed out that no independent
investigation of the tragic events on March 1-2, 2008, has so far
been conducted in Armenia, and those responsible for the death of
tern persons have not been punished.

All the points are basic principles of the EU Eastern Partnership
program Armenia is involved in. Ambassador Aden expressed hope that
the Armenian authorities will soon answer the questions raised,
as they expressed their readiness to ensure progress in these fields.

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