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