Stepan Safaryan: PACE Even Put Up With Dissolution Of Expert Group

STEPAN SAFARYAN: PACE EVEN PUT UP WITH DISSOLUTION OF EXPERT GROUP

news.am
Dec 22 2009
Armenia

Stepan Safaryan, the head of the Heritage parliamentary faction
believes that Europe was informed of the work carried out by the ad
hoc parliamentary commission for March 1, 2008, long ago. However,
although informed, was kept silent for months and even put up with
the dissolution of the fact-finding group, which was the only trust of
both the Opposition and the victims’ relatives, Safaryan told NEWS.am.

"If this European agency allowed such a report to be released by the
commission thereby approving of the official position, I only think
that they are thus offering one more deal designed to conceal the March
1 facts, making it clear for the authorities that, if they ratify the
Armenian-Turkish protocols without any discontent, the March 1 events
will be forgiven them. This is another instance of European agencies’
pressure on the Armenian side," Safaryan said.

On December 22, the CE Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) put a report by
the Co-Rapporteurs John Prestcott and George Colombier on its official
website. The two designated the ad hoc commission’s report as a biased
one, which does not severely criticize the authorities’ actions.

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