EU OFFICIAL SHOCKED BY HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN ARMENIA: HAYKAKAN ZHAMANAK
Member of the EU human rights commission Fernando Piernavieja Niembro
who has arrived in Yerevan to participate in the EU-Armenia Civil
Society conference, expressed his concerns on Tuesday over the policee
violence against the activists of opposition Armenian National Congress
(HAK), local Armenian daily Haykakan Zhamanak (Armenian Time) reports.
The European human rights defender said ~She is going to prepare
a report on the incident and submit it to the Spanish Lawyers’
Association’s Human Rights Committee and the European Lawyers’
Fernando Piernavieja Niembro also informed journalist that he is
aware of the existence of 12 political prisoners in Armenia and said
he was impressed by the rally taking place near Moscow cinema at the
time of the conference.
From: A. Papazian